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. www.dft.gov.uk
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, http://think.direct.gov.uk/index.html
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, www.bikesafe.co.uk
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, www.dft.gov.uk/bikeability
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 www.newforestnpa.gov.uk. 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'.
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:
email@example.comRoad Safety Southampton City Council Floor 4 One Guildhall Square Southampton SO14 7FP
Portsmouth Road Safety Team
Tel: 02392 834611
Fax: 023 9268 8341
www.portsmouth.gov.uk/living/617Road Safety and Sustainable Travel Team Floor 4, Core 2 Civic Offices Guildhall Square Portsmouth PO1 2NE
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
firstname.lastname@example.orgSafer Roads Partnership Police Headquarters West Hill Romsey Road Winchester SO22 5DB
0845 045 45 45 or 01962 841534
Fax: 01962 871204
email@example.comHampshire Constabulary Police Headquarters West Hill Romsey Road Winchester Hampshire SO22 5DB
Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Tel: 023 8064 4000
Fax: 023 8064 3178
www.hantsfire.gov.uk/aboutsite/contact.htmHampshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters Leigh Road Eastleigh Hampshire 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.