Our Road Safety Forums, launched as part of the Community Partnerships ‘Road and Traffic Safety’ priority, continue to bring communities together to improve partnership working and address issues relating to speeding and protection of all road users. Speed data is being shared for review, leading to Suffolk Police exploring local enforcement options and work with other organisations such as Suffolk Highways. Local community initiatives such as SAVID (Safer Village Driving) have received funding to increase their Speed Indicator Device provision, and are also increasing their membership with several parishes currently joining.
It's RoadSafetyWeek 19-25h November. Suffolk's SAVID (Safer Village Driving Group) is taking part to raise awareness of speeding on rural roads with coordinated speedwatch and 'SID' activities.
This will include a coordinated speed watch, display of nine road safety banners at various locations around the patch, and also a coordinate social media campaign. SAVID members include Tuddenham St Martin, Grundisburgh, Great Bealings, Little Bealings, Rushmere St. Andrew, Swilland & Witnesham, Martlesham and Playford Parish Councils and volunteers.
The pupils at Birchwood, Gorselands and Cedarwood Primary Schools have also designed large scale murals, together with the additional correx panels to go onto lamp posts for display at and around the schools to raise road safety awareness.
To get in touch, please contact our Communities team.