Road safety

Road Safety and Sustainable Travel

The Traffic Safety & Operation Team delivers the Councils statutory duties covered by The Road Traffic Act 1988 and The Education and Inspections Act 2006. This responsibility includes:

  • Monitoring the level of road casualties and identifying and implementing programmes of work to address them;
  • Disseminate information and provide advice relating to use of the roads, and practical road user advice;
  • prepare, review and publish the Sustainable Mode of Travel strategy;
  • Promote the use of sustainable modes of travel for school related journeys;
  • To deliver this work the team is split into three main areas.

Traffic Engineering

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The Traffic Engineering function of the team is to manage all requests for minor transport schemes including traffic calming, junction improvements, route improvements and pedestrian facilities. Managing the minor works capital programme they undertake the implementation of Local Safety Schemes, Safer Routes to School, and Walking and Cycling schemes. They are also responsible for accident assessment and analysis.

More information on Traffic Engineering and current schemes.

Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity


The Road Safety function deals with Education, Training and Publicity. They work closely with Schools, Colleges and other partners including Police, Fire Service and the NHS in the delivery of a number of initiatives including Bikeability, Pedestrian Training and Pre-driver training. They also address local and national road safety issues in particular, Driver Education programmes while providing support in the delivery of engineering schemes targeting key areas for training.

More information on Road Safety

Sustainable School Travel

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The main focus for this area is to work with schools and other educational establishments to promote walking, cycling and other sustainable modes of travel. This is done primarily through the A*Stars programme. Working closely with the other areas the team supports the development of Safer Routes to School and other Walking & Cycling initiatives to encourage modal shift.

Over 75% of Walsall Primary Schools are currently participating in the A*STARS Programme.

More information on Sustainable Travel

Road Safety Calendar

Unfortunately due to budget restrictions, we are unable to produce a Road Safety calendar for 2017.

However please see the links below to access academic calendars for 2016/17 and 2017/18 which show all public bank holidays and school holiday.

Walsall Academic Year 2016-2017 Term Dates (PDF 126KB)

Walsall Academic Year 2017-2018 Term Dates (PDF 130KB)

Contact us

Road Safety and Sustainable Travel
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Darwall Street

Telephone 01922 654674

This page was last updated on 13 January 2017