Useful Information and Advice
Use of the roads for the majority of us, either as a
driver,rider or pedestrian is an everyday part of our lives. But
how many of us realise that for the majority of us it is
also the most dangerous part of our lives. In 2011 over 1,000
people died on the UK's roads. In 2011 6 people lost their lives on
the road in Bedford Borough; 54 were seriously injured, and many
more were slightly injured due to traffic collisions.
There are 3 "E"s used to make the roads safer. They
- Engineering:- where physical features are designed into new
roads or existing road layouts are modified to reduce the
likelihood of collisions.
- Enforcement:- which is the role of the police and other
government agencies such as VOSA (Vehicle and Operators Standards
Agency)who ensure that the laws relating to the roads are
- Education:- where the Road Safety Team along with our
partners and other stakeholders seek to inform road users of the
"right" thing to do to keep themselves safe.
The advice and information contained on the following pages
is provided to help you to make the right decisions to stay
safe on the roads.
Bedford Borough Council Road Safety Team