It’s Road Safety Week (19-25 November) and Hampshire County Council is putting the focus on its work with young people across the county to highlight the importance of good road safety behaviour, helping them to stay safe and avoid being involved in road accidents. There has been a gradual decline in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Hampshire’s roads but nonetheless, statistics show that between 2007 and 2011 there was a total of 773 casualties involving pedestrians or cyclists aged 11 to 16 years of age.
Hampshire County Council fully supports Road Safety Week but recognises that road safety awareness is not a one-off, annual event. The County therefore works very hard throughout the year to help reduce the number of accidents on Hampshire's roads to prevent serious injury or, worse, fatalities. The Council actively promotes road safety on many levels and works closely with the police and other partner organisations to do this.