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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
  • 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.

Changes were made to The Highway Code on Saturday 29 January 2022 to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. Please visit for the latest changes.



Some of our PDF and Word documents are essential to sharing information. Over the coming months, we are reviewing all our web pages and making the necessary changes to ensure that they are accessible for all.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to the organisation.

However, we recognise that there are several PDF and Word documents that are essential to our organisation and that we have a duty to publish these in a format accessible to all.  Alternative formats of all documents on our website are available upon request. You can make a request by emailing us at: [email protected]

Please make sure you include in your message the following:

  1. The name of the document you require in an alternative format
  2. The format you require the document in
  3. Your name