Road Safety Engineering
Devon County Council regularly studies its database of road traffic collisions to search for emerging problem sites.
Sites are identified at an annual Cluster Review Process and analysis to find common factors with the collisions takes place. This work is usually carried out by:
- Safety Engineers
- Safer Travel Officers
But can also include:
- Traffic Engineers
- Maintenance Engineers
- The police
Following analysis remedial actions to prevent further collisions are considered. These actions can be measures to alter the highway environment, education packages to better inform and train drivers or enforcement initiatives to ensure driving is better regulated.
A Countywide programme of highway improvement schemes along with the appropriate funding are submitted by the County Council's Executive Committee, and approved schemes are implemented during the following financial year.
Casualty and Severity Reduction (CSR) Schemes
A Casualty and Severity Reduction Scheme (CSR) is a road improvement scheme implemented on local roads to address identified road safety problems and reduce the number and severity of road traffic collisions. A CSR scheme may involve simple things like adding a new sign or road markings, or more complex things like changing the layout or geometry of the road. A CSR scheme can be applied at a specific site (for example, at a junction), along a route or over an area.
Speeding and Speed Complaint Action Review Forum
Click Here To find out more about how speed problems are being tackled by Devon County Council and Devon and Cornwall Police