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.
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.
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.
Speed limits and speeding complaints
We have recently reviewed all the speed limits on A and B class roads, and found that all of the speed limits comply with the most up to date guidance from the Department for Transport. In the light of this and the comprehensive approach taken on 30 mph limits in villages, we are now confident that speed limits are broadly at the appropriate level across Suffolk. Indeed the majority of parish and town councils’ requests for amended speed limits now fall outside the criteria to warrant revised and/or further speed limits.
In order to make best use of the limited resources, officers will no longer automatically carry out full assessments on speed limit requests from parish and town councils.
We will still consider implementing speed limits where justified by changes in circumstances, for example if there has been a significant increase in new roadside development or when the request is linked to a specific improvement project, but our staff will not carry out full assessments on other requests from parish and town councils. If a County Councillor does feel that a request from their parish or town council warrants a full assessment, then they will need to contact the Cabinet Member for Roads and Transport in the first instance to ensure that it is carried out.
All speeding complaints should initially be referred to the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team. They will deal with matter and decide as necessary whether to carry out speed checks, collect and analyse data or forward the matter to colleagues involved with the safety camera operation.