Road Safety

Useful Contacts

Find links to useful information and contacts for road safety related issues:


Report problems with Hampshire's roads, whether they are potholes, faulty lights, overgrown hedges or an abandoned vehicle:

Department for Transport

For information about national travel strategies and much more, visit the Department for Transport website.

Think website

THINK! provides road safety information for road users. They aim to encourage safer behaviour and reduce the number of people killed and injured on the roads every year,


The ‘BikeSafe’ strategy engages with post-test riders in a conflict free environment to consider and analyse why motorcycle crashes are happening, including the attitudinal and motivational issues,


The Bikeability website shows up to date cycling news, and has a list of registered Bikeability providers so you can benefit from the training in your area,

New Forest National Park

The open landscape of the New Forest where ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs roam free is one of the distinctive qualities of the National Park, to find information about animal accidents and statistics in the New Forest, visit The National Park also provide a handy card with important numbers that you might need when driving through the New Forest, as well as signs for your car saying 'I go slow for ponies'.

Unitary Authorities,

Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight are all unitary authorities, and therefore coordinate their own road safety training, education and publicity. Contact details for their road safety teams are below:

Southampton Road Safety Team:

02380 834468

Road Safety
Southampton City Council
Floor 4 One Guildhall Square
SO14 7FP

Portsmouth Road Safety Team

Tel: 02392 834611

Fax: 023 9268 8341

Road Safety and Sustainable Travel Team
Floor 4, Core 2
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Safer Roads Partnership

The Safer Roads Partnership (SRP) has a remit to reduce road casualties using targeted enforcement.

Tel: 01962 874270

Fax: 01962 871206

Safer Roads Partnership
Police Headquarters
West Hill
Romsey Road
SO22 5DB

Hampshire Constabulary

0845 045 45 45 or 01962 841534

Fax: 01962 871204

Hampshire Constabulary
Police Headquarters
West Hill
Romsey Road
SO22 5DB

Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Tel: 023 8064 4000

Fax: 023 8064 3178

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Leigh Road
SO50 9SJ

Other Useful Links

Safety Performance of popular cars sold in Europe

This website provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of cars sold in Europe.

School Travel Plans and Safer Routes to schools

This website is for pupils, teachers, governors and parents interested in finding out about School Travel Plans and the Safer Routes to Schools Programme in Hampshire.

Child Car Seats

Advice on fitting and using child car seats in your vehicle.

Walk to School

Information about The Walk to School campaign which helps over 1.6 million children walk to school. Schemes run in primary and secondary schools.


A road safety charity to stop the carnage and support the victims


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.