Road safety contacts
Su Guy | Road Safety Officer | 020 8356 5795
Sandra Agbabiaka | Road Safety Officer/SCP Manager | 020 8356 8364
Pat Gannon | Cycling Manager/Road Safety Officer
We work with schools, nurseries, colleges and local community groups and businesses to to reduce road collisions and casualties and raise awareness of road safety issues across the borough.
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Road safety education and work with schools
We visit schools to help children learn about road safety. Children respond to lively, stimulating lessons and it is our aim to make these sessions memorable for the children as well as providing them with advice that could help prevent them being injured on our roads.
Junior road safety officers
Two children from year 5 are recruited to become junior road safety officers at their school. Their job is to promote road safety issues within the school and local community, becoming the school's road safety champions.
Concrete Dreams - road safety film
School keep clear markings
You can be fined for parking on keep clear marking outside schools - you're putting children and others at risk if you park or wait on them during school drop off and pick up times as it makes it difficult for other drivers to see them behind the parked cars.
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School crossing patrol officers
Our school crossing patrol officers (SCPOs) operate in places where it's difficult to cross the road on the way to and from school. This could be anywhere identified as a direct route to a school - it doesn't have to be outside a school.
Like other councils we have to follow strict national criteria for the safety of school crossing patrol operators and the members of the public using the site. We take into account the number of pupils crossing, the volume and speed of traffic and any special characteristics the site might have.
Our officers are there to help to get children across the road safely and should not be regarded as an inconvenience.
Click here to find out more about SCPOs.
Cycling is a healthy, low cost, environmentally friendly way to travel, as well as a good way to keep fit. We offer a variety of free cycle skills activities for people who live, work or study in Hackney to improve cycling skills and confidence. Sessions are available seven days a week, and we can arrange them at times and locations to suit you.
20mph speed limit - Hackney is a 20 miles per hour borough
We put a 20mph speed limit on all of the borough's roads in 2015. Some red routes, which are managed by TfL, such as the section of the A10 from Shoreditch to Dalston also have a 20mph speed limit. There are speed limit signs at the entry to all 20 mph routes as well as repeater signs or road markings.
Child car seats
The safest way for children to travel in cars is in a child car seat that is suitable for their weight and size, and is correctly fitted in the car. Research suggests that four out of five car seats are not fitted properly. A properly fitted child seat stops them being thrown around inside the vehicle and will absorb some of the impact of a crash.
BikeSafe London rider skills training
If you live, work or study in Hackney, you may be interested in the Metropolitan Police's Scooter Safe & BikeSafe one day course. A limited number of free vouchers are available. You must have a valid drivers licence and CBT certificate, plus your own fully taxed/insured and roadworthy vehicle. BikeSafe is aimed at full licence holders and is designed to enhance your existing skills and act as an introduction to advanced riding.
For further details on how to register please call 020 8356 8364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free moped and scooter training
If you want to learn to ride a moped or scooter, we offer free training leading to a 50% discount on CBT (compulsory basic training).
You must live, work or attend further education in Hackney to attend and must also have a provisional motorcycle licence or a full motor car licence with provisional moped/scooter entitlement.
The course covers:
- the law for riders
- the CBT (compulsory basic training)
- road riding - hazard perception
- DSA motorcycle test
Future dates and location to be confirmed.
Click here to find out more about motorcycle training.