Everyone is responsible for their own behaviour on the road network. Some people drive at an inappropriate speed or in an unsuitable way. About one third of all road casualties result from inappropriate or excessive speed. Managing the speed of traffic is essential to continue reducing the number of casualties on the road network. Effective speed management also helps to reduce anxiety for people living in Suffolk. A large number of speed management requests are received by us each year, but because of financial limitations there are limitations on what we can do.
The SuffolkRoadsafe Partnership brings together organisations involved with road safety in the county with the aim of reducing casualties on the Suffolk road network and increase road safety awareness through:
The tasks involved in learning to stay safe on the roads are complex - whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or driver. Parents, carers, teachers and community groups can call upon the assistance of road safety officers, police and fire personnel to help children and young people to become safe road users. Even adults, including professional and mature drivers, can gain from our advice and resources.
SuffolkRoadsafe has its own website, which contains information about all aspects of road safety in the county as well as news, reports and downloads.
Visit the SuffolkRoadsafe website for information about schools road safety, Bikeability cyclist training, driver training, GrandDriver scheme and motorcycle advice (Suffolk Ride Network).
Engineering treatments may offer a permanent speed management solution at locations where speed is a problem. Funding is limited and local conditions influence what treatments may be used.
Visit the SuffolkRoadsafe website to see annual collision reports, speed management information, speed indicator displays (SID), and safety audits.
Suffolk County Council is responsible for all the roads in the county except Trunk roads which are managed by Atkins on behalf of the Highways Agency.
Suffolk Constabulary is committed to making the county's roads safer. As well as enforcing the traffic law, the Police are responsible for safety cameras and community speed watch in the county.