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It is our vision that every route and every mode of road travel should be available to everybody, free from the risk or fear of harm. We aim to utilise data to reduce casualties and increase road safety through educational programs and providing intelligence to help shape the safety policies of partner agencies.

 

What We Do
  • We undertake our statutory duty to investigate collisions; the Road Safety Act 1988 placed a duty on local highway authorities to “prepare and carry out a programme of measures designed to promote road safety”. Our road casualty statistics dashboard-style reports, including our Annual Statistics Report, forms part of our responsibility to study the occurrence of collisions and reveals the where, when, who and why behind the collision data collected by the Police.
  • The road casualty data we use is collected from Devon & Cornwall Police and we undertake data cleansing using Department for Transport (DfT) guidelines. More on collection/release of data.
  • We produce various detailed collision and casualty dashboard-style reports for specific road user groups and geographical areas, such as councillor area profiles.
  • We provide intelligence on specific routes and locations with higher concentrations of collisions, for example A & B road route analysis. This is essential in shaping priorities inside and outside of the Road Safety team – including Transport Planning (for the Local Transport Plan, and improvement studies e.g. A30 Blackdown Hills), Highways Maintenance, Highways Development Management and Public Health.
  • Use collision data to build evidence-led tailor education programs to groups of various road users e.g. driving courses for younger and older drivers, motorcyclists and ‘at-work’ drivers. The programs are often produced in conjunction with partner agencies such as the Fire Service (see The Honest Truth) and the Police (for example safety camera sites).

 

Publication Timescales

Our data release key milestones are interlinked with the Department for Transport (DfT) timelines. Typically each years data is released May each year at which point it has been fully collected, checked and validated by the DfT.

 

 

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