Road Safety education and training
The County Council provides education and training resources for people who live and work in Hampshire.
We aim to make the roads safer for everyone to use and run campaigns throughout the year to highlight the importance of road safety, focusing on drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians.
We have a team of specialists, including road safety officers, and work in partnership with other organisations including the police, the fire and rescue service, the NHS and other local authorities.
FREE Child Car Seat Check
Hampshire County Council's Road Safety Team are running a FREE car seat check on Tuesday 5 May 2015 at the Blackwater Shopping Park in Farnborough from 11:00 - 16:00. The event is run alongside the Good Egg Guide and is an opportunity for anyone who transports children in their vehicle to come and get their car seat checked, ensuring it is compatible with the vehicle, is fitted correctly and is also suitable for the age and weight of the child. In previous car seat checks, it was found that 80% of seats were either incorrectly fitted, incompatible with the vehicle or not suitable for the child and therefore would not have protected the child fully if it was involved in a collision.
Safe drive stay alive
Every year in Hampshire and Thames Valley dozens of teenagers and young people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is a reaction to this. Fire and Rescue, the NHS, South Central Ambulance Service, nine authorities and the Police have come together to produce a hard-hitting event watched by thousands of students.
The production revolves around a film about a group of friends going out, but things take a turn for the worse when the driver of the car they are travelling in gets distracted and they collide.
As the story progresses, the film stops at various points and members of the emergency services and the public walk on stage to talk about their experience of collisions.
Please see below for dates and venues of Safe Drive Stay Alive events in your local area.
Monday 16 November, Tuesday 17 November and Wednesday 25 November – The Hexagon, Reading
Wed 18 November – Kings Community Church, Southampton
Tuesday 24 November – The Anvil, Basingstoke
For more information or to get booked on one of the dates above, please visit www.safedrive.org.uk.
Older Drivers Forum
We are also part of the Older Drivers Forum. A non-profit organisation aimed at keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. Whether that’s helping giving you practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – the Forum can help.
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i-Size is the new European standard for child car seats.
Since 9 July 2013 the first phase of i-Size has run alongside the existing regulation, ECE R44/04.
Both regulations set out the minimum standards for design, durability and crash safety of a child car seat.
For more information please visit www.i-size.org.uk.