Go to navigation

Medway’s roads made safer

Date: 21/05/2008           Category: Highways Traffic and Parking

The number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Medway’s roads has fallen a long way over the last ten years. As a result, the council has met its targets three years early and is well on the way to exceeding the government’s 2010/11 national targets. These were set in 2000 and are based on data from 1994-98. They are: · 40 per cent reduction in the number of KSI casualties. Medway Council has achieved 44.8 per cent; · 50 per cent reduction in the number of child KSI. The council has achieved 51.7 per cent; and · 10 per cent reduction in the number of slight casualties. The council has achieved 21.6 per cent. Cllr Phil Filmer, Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “It’s great news that the people of Medway are safer on our roads now than they have been for many years. It’s also a tribute to the efforts of the council’s Road Safety Team. “But we won’t be complacent. Through analysis of locations, road-users and previous crash data, we will continue to strive for safer, less congested roads in Medway, in an effort to exceed targets and expectations.” The council’s Road Safety Team completes roughly 40 safety-engineering schemes every year. It also promotes sustainable travel, helps schools to develop travel plans and provides free cycle training. Further activities include undertaking road safety audits on all highway improvements schemes, delivering educational programmes, and working with community safety partners to produce initiatives such as the award-winning Licence to Kill.