Lancashire Constabulary is committed to making the county safer by reducing casualties, targeting criminals and increasing confidence.
Reducing road casualties
Lancashire has achieved significant reductions in the number of people killed and injured on our roads and we are committed to reducing them even further. Serious road traffic collisions have a significant and often life-changing impact upon those involved and their families.
Our strategy uses a problem solving approach to making our roads safer. It does so by engagement, education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation in relation to:
- Vulnerable road users
- The main causes of collisions
- The location of ‘hotspots’
- Collision investigation
Main causes of collisions
The main causes of road collisions and injuries are;
- Drink / drug driving
- Mobile phone use
- Not wearing a seatbelt
These are termed the ‘Fatal Four’. These, as well as poor driver behaviour and irresponsible driving, are the main causes of collisions and we prioritise enforcement around these areas.