Road Safety

Road Safety Education & Engagement

Sandwell's road safety team works alongside our Highways Services engineers to provide road safety education, training and publicity for residents across the Borough.

We have a Road Safety Plan which is available to download that outlines our objectives.

Latest News, Events & Updates

Click on the text below to find out about the latest road safety and highways news such as:

Be Bright Be Seen November 2020

Latest Sandwell Statistics

The numbers of individuals killed and seriously injured(KSI) on our roads is reducing

Since the new Strategic Road Safety Plan was introduced in late 2017 there has been a significant drop in road casualties by undertaking targeted engineering and educational campaigns and following the delivery plan in the back of the Strategy.

 Our figures for 2019 are the second lowest ever recorded for Total KSI, Total Casualties and Total Casualties. However, more importantly they are the lowest ever Child KSI figures recorded, as below.

However, we must not become complacent and we will continue to work with our schools, community and emergency services to make Sandwell a safer place to live and work.

Year

2017

2018

2019

All KSI

124

105

99

All Slight

791

731

641

All Total

915

836

740

Child KSI

14

25

11

Child Slight

115

73

71

Child Total

129

98

82

Road Safety Education

Working in Schools and Colleges

Learning to be safe on the roads is a life-long process. We work with parents, carers and teaching staff to help children develop their road safety awareness and encourage good road safety behaviours from an early age.

We also work in partnership with West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service to combine our resources and produce promotional campaigns to raise awareness and promote behavioural change across Sandwell.

Check out the links to view the variety of activities, workshops and campaigns that we can offer for

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools & Colleges

Partnership campaigns available across all Key Stages

We are very keen to work with you to help reduce the number of children and young people seriously killed or injured on our roads, so for further information or to book an assembly, workshop, classroom session or to discuss a session or campaign please email roadsafety@sandwell.gov.uk or telephone Karen Hale on 07765 898687

Covid 19

Please be aware that during these current, challenging times not all our usual activities may be available, or we may be unable to deliver them as we usually would.

However please do contact us and we can discuss your requirements and our options for delivery.

Bikeability

During Key Stage 2, Year 6, pupils are given the chance to participate in on-road cycle training. this is a basic course designed to give children confidence to cycle on the roads and to practice the routines they need to manoeuvre safely at junctions. For more information please email  sandwell_bikeability@sandwell.gov.uk

School Crossing Patrol Service

The school crossing patrol service is managed by Andrena Hadley

It provides 51 School Crossing Patrols across the Borough to ensure travel to and from school is as safe as possible.

For more information please visit; school crossing patrol service

School Travel in Sandwell

Schools can encourage parents, pupils and school staff to be TravelWise during home to school journeys by setting up a travel plan. This can also provide travel advice when pupils are changing schools, moving into the world of employment or going to college. Schools can register with Modeshift STARS  and then set up a national standard school travel plan, for free. This is described further in Sandwell's Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy (SMOTS).

 Email or phone 0121 569 4261 for more information.

Community Engagement

Safer 6

Safer 6 is an annual six-week autumn campaign across our six towns in partnership with the fire service, police and other organisations to promote crime prevention, safety and healthy living at a time of year when crime and anti-social behaviour can often rise.

Link for more information to Sandwell’s Safer 6 page

Driving Safer for Longer

For many older people a driving licence is an important symbol of independence Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, and Walsall Councils along with West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and Highways England are committed to helping people retain their independent mobility whilst remaining safe on the road.

Details of the course dates are advertised via a press release and social media as well as on this page in the News section.

Get in touch

If you require road safety input in to any community events or require help or advice, please

email roadsafety@sandwell.gov.uk or telephone Karen Hale on 07765 898687 

For any other road safety concerns on the highway, log onto My Sandwell or call 0121 368 1177.

West Midlands Network

Using public transport? Check out Network for West Midlands for lots of useful information to make that journey safely.

https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/

The Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) Travel Choices Team offers teachers, parents and young people lots of advice about travel.

Check out the link for free education resources, support and guidance https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/information-for/teaching-professionals/