Road safety

We're working hard to make our streets safer for everyone. As well as traffic calming, we also provide training and publicity campaigns about road safety.

Parking restrictions near schools

Zig-zag road markings outside schools are there to help protect children on their way to and from school. Don't park on the markings please!

School crossing patrols

Look out for children dashing into the road near schools. Our crossing patrols are there to help children cross safely.

Road safety schemes

Speed cushions, carriageway narrowing and chicanes can help slow traffic down, making our streets safer for everyone.

Pedestrian crossings

Explains the differences between zebra crossings, pelican crossings, puffin crossings and toucan crossings. Also details of informal crossings.

Road safety and schools

Starting early is the best way for children to learn about road safety. We can help with guidance, school visits and training.

Making our roads safer

We have a duty to promote road safety, reduce road danger, and prevent road crashes in the borough.

Our new engineering schemes (such as traffic calming measures and 20mph speed limits) aim to make the roads safer, while our education, publicity and training campaigns aim to help road users act sensibly.

We are working towards these road safety targets:

  • 50% fewer people killed or seriously injured (applies to all road users)
  • 40% fewer motorcyclists killed and seriously injured
  • 60% fewer children (under 16 years) killed and seriously injured
  • 25% fewer slight injuries

We are making progress on these targets, for example, compared with the average number of collisions for the period 1994-1998 there has been a 72% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured and a 14% reduction in slight injuries.

Our road safety team is putting a spotlight on the dangers faced by cyclists sharing London roads with large lorries. Read more about our Cycle-lorry danger awareness campaign

Information from GOV.UK focuses on the dangers of drink and drug driving

If you have concerns about speeding traffic, safe places to cross the road, or other road safety concerns, please email

We will check the speed and flow of traffic and the number of vulnerable road users (such as schoolchildren) to help us decide what road safety engineeering measures might be taken, e.g. if a new crossing is necessary.

Signal controlled crossings are the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL). If there is a fault or issue relating to these they can be reported to TfL. Report a problem with a signal controlled crossing

Traffic calming measures in Hammersmith & Fulham

Download a map of traffic calming measures in Hammersmith & Fulham (pdf)

Useful external resources for further road safety information

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