Rob Orchudesh | Road Safety Officer | email@example.com
Zuhal Aleyna Savgolla | Road Safety Officer
Richard Evans | School Travel Adviser
T: 020 8753 3353 | F: 020 8753 3048
We have a duty to promote road safety and prevent accidents in the borough. While our new engineering schemes (such as traffic calming measures) aim to make the roads safer, our education, publicity and training campaigns aim to help road users act sensibly.
School crossing patrols
We run school crossing patrols (the ‘lollipop lady/man’) at a number of schools across the Borough. They are located either directly outside schools or where children cross the road on their way to and from school. They can help anyone cross the road, not just school children.
Cycle and lorry danger awareness
Safer lorry scheme
We are supporting a London-wide scheme to making our roads safer. The scheme ensures that only lorries with basic safety equipment fitted will be allowed on London's roads. This includes construction vehicles, which are involved in a disproportionate number of fatal collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians.
Our Exchanging Places campaign is aimed both at cyclists and lorry/bus drivers. We want to get cyclists into the cab of a lorry, and lorry drivers onto bikes, so that each gets a better view of the other’s perspective.
Click here for more information.
Drink drug awareness campaign
It’s illegal to drive if either you’re unfit to do so because you’re on legal or illegal drugs or you have certain levels of illegal drugs in your blood (even if they haven’t affected your driving).
Legal drugs are prescription or over-the-counter medicines. If you’re taking them and not sure if you should drive, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional. The police can stop you and make you do a ‘field impairment assessment’ if they think you’re on drugs. This is a series of tests, for example asking you to walk in a straight line. They can also use a roadside drug kit to screen for cannabis and cocaine.
Road safety and schools
Children’s Traffic Club
We encourage children to learn about road safety from an early age. TfL’s Children’s Traffic Club helps parents introduce their pre-school children to road safety with a series of six books (one is posted to members every six months). Click here to register your child in the Children’s Traffic Club.
We visit schools throughout the borough to raise awareness of road safety and provide training. We also recruit pupils to be junior road safety officers. They are sent information packs that feature fun ways to learn about road safety. Click here to enrol your school in our road safety training programme.