Road Safety Advice
The partnership exists to reduce the level of collision and casualty severity by education, encouragement and enforcement.
There are approximately 2,500 reported injury collision on Norfolk roads each year, the majority of which result in slight injury. In the last year there have been 305 reported collisions which involved a death or serious injury.
Driver error contributes to over 95% of collisions. Errors in judgment, lapses in concentration, driving offences and inconsiderate use of the road increase the risk of collisions and casualties.
The vast majority of injury collisions in Norfolk are caused by
- Excessive and inappropriate speed
Disobeying junction controls
In a crash someone not wearing a seat belt is twice as likely to die than someone using one.
While few people admit to regularly travelling without a seat belt, research shows that 24 per cent of people admit they sometimes don't wear a seat belt when travelling in the back, and 10 per cent in the front. There is also evidence that people are less likely to use seat belts on short or familiar journeys or at low speeds. This puts them at serious risk of injury in a crash.
- For more information on seatbelts please click here.
Car drivers and passengers are three times more likely to die on a rural road than a busy street. In 2006, more than 60 per cent of all deaths due to road accidents were in rural areas.
The people most at risk on rural roads are young men, predominantly aged between 17 and 25.
- For more information on speed management in Norfolk please click here.
- For information on stopping distances please click here.