The Solihull Road Safety Strategy 2017-30 guides everything we do. Our aim is to make the borough a safer place to walk, cycle and drive. To help achieve this we deliver engineering schemes supported by a wide-range of targeted education, training and publicity measures.
The strategy is a great source of information and ideas, and sets out our vision for Solihull.
We have been very successful at reducing casualties in Solihull over recent years, particularly the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads which has reached an all-time low. This is despite a steady increase in traffic growth.
Local safety scheme policy
The financial and emotional impact of road traffic collisions can have consequences across the board. Taking everything into consideration, the Department for Transport estimates that each fatality costs in the region of £1.9million, seriously injured casualties £219,043 and slight injury casualties £23,336 (based on 2012 prices).
The Local Safety Scheme Policy sets out our assessment process to identify safety improvement schemes, with the intention of having maximum impact on the number and/or severity of the injuries sustained on our roads.
Road safety audit policy
Road safety audits are undertaken on both Council work and highway schemes led by developers at various stages of their design and construction to determine if any road safety problems are likely to be created.
Our Road Safety Audit Policy identifies seven levels of audit in order to ensure that the level of safety assessment is appropriate to the scale, complexity, location and nature of the proposed works.
Pedestrian crossing assessments
A Policy has been developed to ensure a fair and consistent assessment of pedestrian crossing requests, and to help us treat the highest risk sites first.