Road Safety

We're committed to making the county safer by reducing casualties and targeting criminals.

Reducing road casualties

In Lancashire we've vastly reduced the number of people killed and injured on our roads. We're committed to reducing them further. 

Serious road traffic collisions have a significant and often life-changing impact on those involved and their families.

We use a problem solving approach to making our roads safer.

We engage, educate, enforce, engineer and evaluate, focusing on:

  • Vulnerable road users Fatal Four Leaflet
  • The main causes of collisions 
  • Known ‘hotspots’
  • Investigating collisions.

What causes collisions?

The main causes of road collisions and injuries are:

  • Using mobile phones
  • Driving while under the influence of drink/drugs
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Driving too fast
  • Driving carelessly.

These are known as the ‘Fatal 5’. They are the main causes of collisions and where we prioritise our efforts.


Find out more about staying safe on the roads.

Visit our 'Making Lancashire's Roads Safer' page or have a look at our road safety campaigns.


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