Road Safety in the Community
Detailed below are some of the initiatives that work to improve road safety in our communities.
Road Safety Councils are excellent methods for improving communication between the council staff working in Road Safety, with the key stakeholders on a local level and the community at large in order to improve the effectiveness of casualty reduction for the Hampshire community.
Hampshire County council has three Road Safety Councils operating across the county with the following functions:
To promote and encourage road safety education, training and publicity in the area in accordance with the casualty reduction policies of the County Council.
To encourage the activities of local groups and organisations in road safety matters, seek the involvement of the local community in support of the road safety programmes.
To support initiatives and promotion of local campaigns designed to improve public awareness of road safety.
The areas covered, their County Council representatives and the Chair and Vice Chairs of the areas are shown below:
Hart - Cllr. Sharyn Wheale (Chairman)
Rushmoor - Cllr Roz Chadd
Basingstoke and Deane -Cllr Anna McNair-Scott
Test Valley - Cllr. Pat West (Chairman)
Eastleigh - Cllr Colin Davidovitz
New Forest - Cllr Steve Rippon-Swaine
Winchester - Cllr Roger Huxstep
East Hampshire - Cllr C R Carter (Chairman)
Fareham - Cllr George Ringrow
Havant - Cllr Ray Finch
East Hampshire - Cllr John West
Minutes of the Road Safety Council meetings are available below:
Central area - 09 February 2012
South Area - 30 October 2012 726 kB
North Area - 8 February 2013 696 kB
North Area - 12 October 2012
Chairman's meeting - 19 January 2012
Community SpeedWatch is an initiative co-ordinated by Hampshire Constabulary.
Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in communities around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, It can be a factor in road traffic collisions and impacts on the day to day lives of people in the community.
The scheme itself is coordinated by Hampshire Constabulary, but operated by your local police safer neighbourhood teams and community volunteers.
To find out more about the Community SpeedWatch scheme, please either open the leaflet below, or contact the safer roads officers at: