Safer Roads Partnership
Welcome to the Safer Roads Partnership in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire
The aim of the Safer Roads Partnership is to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the roads across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.
The Safer Roads Partnership is part of West Mercia Police. Alongside operational teams within both forces, the Safer Roads team delivers the Roads Policing and Road Safety Strategy.
Working with our partner agencies across the four counties, the Safer Roads team aims to reduce collisions and casualties on the roads through speed enforcement, engineering, road safety education, training courses and awareness raising campaigns.
As a police road safety team, we work in partnership with many other agencies to improve the safety of the roads. Our partners include the four local highway authorities in West Mercia (Herefordshire Council, Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Worcestershire County Council), District and Parish Councils, Highways England, Fire and Rescue Services for Hereford & Worcester and Shropshire, Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and NHS Primary Care Trusts.
The team operates from a number of locations across the force area, including Droitwich, Telford, Hindlip, Leominster and Ludlow. Overseen by the Partnership Manager, the specialist team is made up of police staff and officers. Departments include: Operations, Communications, Data and Performance, Enquiries, Film Reading, Traffic Management and the Camera Ticket Office (CTO).
While many people are already aware of the speed enforcement activity we carry out across the alliance area, our role extends far beyond this. Our activity is structured around the Three E's - Education, Engineering and Enforcement.
The Safer Roads team manage and deliver a range of education, training and publicity programmes throughout the year, targeted at priority groups of road users who are identified as being at greatest risk of harm, based on casualty and collision data.
Engineering matters in relation to road safety are the responsibility of Traffic Management Advisors (TMAs) who work within the Safer Roads team and act as the focal point for professional advice and police representation in relation to current and proposed highway schemes, highway and traffic legislation and safety matters.
The Safer Roads Partnership manages a structured speed enforcement programme, operating within strict, self-imposing guidelines.