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Road Safety Engineering
Medway Council continually monitors road collision records,
shared by Kent Police, to identify roads where
road traffic collisions happen.
If there are a number of collisions or a pattern of similar
incidents, the location will be investigated to see if safety
improvements can be made.
Road Safety improvements are prioritised on a
Medway wide basis, meaning we have to make challenging
decisions on where improvements are made. We work to improve
those locations of greatest need first, helping to reduce
casualties on our roads.
Road safety improvements
Each road safety scheme is unique, designed
to change the road environment and ultimately increase the
level of road safety in that area.
All local safety schemes go through a very strict safety audit.
This is done so that highway and safety measures are looked at from
the viewpoints of all road users. The audit looks at:
- road surface
- the safety of pedestrians and cyclists
- improving accessibility.
Engineering measures used in designs, to that help
reduce the number of crashes include:
- road layout
- junction safety
- turning manoeuvres
- vulnerable road users
- improving crossings
- better signing and road markings
- resurfacing the road
- traffic calming
- improving accessibility (dropped kerbs).
If you would like to make an enquiry about a local safety scheme
or you have concerns regarding a particular road, please complete