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Joint focus on road safety

PUBLISHED: 18:04 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:36 05 July 2010

THE Suffolk Roadsafe Board is a non-statutory board, which was created in May 2007 to bring together the main agencies involved in road safety in the county.

THE Suffolk Roadsafe Board is a non-statutory board, which was created in May 2007 to bring together the main agencies involved in road safety in the county.

It comprises representatives from Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk Safecam, the Highways Agency and the East of England Ambulance Service. The agencies work together to provide the best possible use of resources and road safety expertise from many different disciplines.

With the aim of the partnership to make the roads of Suffolk safer for all, an action plan was created in June this year to reduce the number of accidents in the county.

This led to the launch of the latest campaign Save A Life, which is being run in the lead-up to Christmas - notoriously one of the busiest times of the year on the counties roads.

The Suffolk Roadsafe Board objectives are to achieve the Government's 2010 casualty reduction targets by focusing on engineering, education and enforcement:

reduce by 40pc the number of fatal and serious road casualties

reduce by 50pc the number of road casualties involving children

a 10pc reduction in slight casualty rates

For more details, log onto www.suffolkroadsafe.net

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