Road safety has been identified as one of the priorities for the Ashford Community Safety Partnership. Its target is to deliver education based reduction methods in association with partners.
Safer driving means being aware of the consequences of your driving behaviour. By changing the way you drive, there is less risk to you, your passengers, and other road users.
Driving a car, van or lorry requires maximum concentration. Sitting behind the wheel of a ton of metal, travelling at speed only a few metres from other road users is a huge responsibility.
Yet many drivers treat the responsibility, and risks, of driving far too lightly, and sadly, people are still dying and being injured because drivers are:
- Driving too fast
- Driving too close to the vehicle in front
- Driving whilst using a mobile phone
- Driving under the influence of drink or drugs
- Driving inappropriately for the conditions - rain, ice and winter sun
- Not ensuring that everyone is wearing a seat belt.
CrashMap has been developed by a very experencied team of collision analysts and road safety professionals with extensive experience of making road casualty data available to the press and public; especially online.
Their vision was to create a way in which the public, who often have a very genuine interest in what happens on roads in their area, could easily lay hold of the most relevant information to them with a few clicks of a mouse.
There are a number of resources which contain further information on road safety issues. Visit the links below for more information.
- Kent County Council
- Think! DirectGov
- Brake the road safety charity
- Road Safety Week
- Road safety for parents