EE102 - Road Safety Education Service

Closed 8 Feb 2016

Opened 8 Jan 2016


Outline of Proposal

Local Authorities have a statutory duty to provide road safety training and education to residents.

Road Safety Education Services are currently funded by the Council with the activities being provided at no direct costs to schools and communities across the Borough.

Currently Road safety and Education Training is provided on a face to face basis, this proposal would change that delivery to maintain compliance with relevant safety education material sourced from the Transport for Greater Manchester Road Safety Partnership, Royal Society for the prevention of Accidents, Road Safety Great Britain and provide this to the schools and community. This would be in the form of a bulletin giving details or where further training can be obtained, and would still meet the minimum standard as set out in the road safety Act.

General Impact

The Council currently provides a following range of safety education activities directly to schools and other communities within the borough:

2.1  General road safety

Delivered through schools, the General Road Safety Programme provides basic road awareness education aimed at 5 to 14 year olds with visits tailored to the different age groups.

2.2  Drink and drug drive education

Lessons offered to Hopwood Hall College campus venues and Sixth Form colleges.  This service is offered to 16 to 24 year olds and educates on areas including legal limit of alcohol units when driving and length of time alcohol stays in the blood, along with illegal drug use and the consequences of driving under the influence.

2.3  Child Seat Fitting Service

Offered to Sure Start and nurseries as well as the general public throughout the borough, this service checks child seats are fitted correctly and adjusts them if not.  The service also demonstrates to residence how to fit seats correctly.

2.4  Cycle Training

This service advises residents of all ages on how to ensure a bike if safe and road worthy, along with training on how to safely cycle on the highway.

The overall impact of this proposal is that this face to face training would cease and be replaced with a training bulletin.  

Impact on Service Users

Individual Educational Organisations, such as Schools and Collages, would become responsible for providing road safety education using the materials provided by the council. 

The Child Seat Fitting Service, which is delivered directly to the public by the Council would cease.  Residents would be directed to other agencies providing the service and be given other educational materials on the subject.

Savings Total:  £132,000 on-going saving in 2016/17

You can find the full proposal document, which includes the Equality Impact Assessment, below in the related documents section.


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