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Road Safety

The Road Traffic Act 1988 places a statutory duty on the Council as the Roads Authority to carry out a programme of measures to promote road safety and prevent road accidents. This applies to the existing road network and new roads.

The importance of road safety is further emphasised within the Council’s Local Transport Strategy (LTS) where safety is given prominence as one of five overarching Higher Level Objectives. The road safety component itself has the objective “to improve the safety of all travellers, giving particular emphasis to the safety of vulnerable road users, particularly children”.