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​Road Safety Strategy​

The Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) deals with the consequences of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC), and the impact they have on human life and our communities, on a daily basis. In fact, we are now called to rescue significantly more injured people from road traffic collisions than from fires.

In addition to the traumatic consequences of RTC’s, there are wider social implications. The economic value of RTC’s is now at £1.9m for each and every Killed & Seriously Injured (KSI) incident.

Road Casualties in Wales

Year

Killed

Seriously Injured

Slightly Injured

All Casualties

2011

121

1,126

8,159

9,406

2012

93

941

7,531

8,565

2013

111

1,033

7,191

8,335

2014

103

1,160

6,945

8,108


What w​e want to achieve?

  • ​A 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 505 fewer killed and seriously injured casualties
  • A 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 64 fewer motorcyclist killed and seriously injured casualties.
  • A 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 139 fewer young people killed and seriously injured casualties.

How are we going to do it?

We will use data analysis systems to gain an insight into crashes and the people involved with them. The data provides a detailed and accurate understanding of each citizen's location, their demographics, lifestyles and behaviours.

Education

We will work in partnership with key stakeholders and partner agencies to target and deliver a range of effective road safety education programmes, interventions and publicity to vulnerable, high risk road users.

We will utilise this experience within our education programmes to deliver realistic and direct messages that other road safety agencies cannot provide.

We will support the police and other partner agencies to target interventions that address:

  • ​Drink / drug driving
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Speeding
  • Careless driving, dangerous driving
  • Driving while distracted

Who are our most vulnerable road users?

  • ​Motorcyclists
  • Young People
  • Older Drivers

What can you do to help?

We would encourage you, your family & friends to attend events & education courses run by us & our partners. This will ensure that you as a road user are:

  • ​Better informed on our Education & training we & our partners provide.
  • Equipped with the knowledge & understanding to make you feel safer & be  safer when you are travelling on the road.
  • Helping us to reduce the number of people Killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Welsh Fire and Rescue Services
Road Safety Strategy 2015 - 2020​