TMS have just completed the preparation of a Road Safety Strategy for the States of Jersey. This follows a comprehensive review of road casualties on the island and looks to adopt a challenging casualty reduction target over the next 10 years.
The Road Safety Strategy (RSS) builds on the analysis of road casualties in Jersey in the 9 year study period from 2003 to 2011. The RSS detailed the road safety problems facing each of the main road user groups, the main issues raised, what the research indicates is the most effective way in which to reduce casualties and provides a series of recommendations necessary to achieve the target casualty reductions.
The Strategy seeks to reduce road casualties amongst the following road user groups, with a particular focus on those groups with higher casualty rates:
A comprehensive programme of better infrastructure measures, legislation with tougher deterrents, vehicle safety, motorcycling and licensing together with improved education, training, publicity and enforcement provision was recommended.
The proposals included measures to reduce vehicle speeds, better pedestrian and cycling facilities together with investigations of locations with a higher than expected number of crashes with an emphasis on casualty reduction led treatment schemes.