Every year we attend more road traffic incidents than fires. As a service we are determined to reduce the number of incidents, injuries and deaths on our roads and keep people safe.
We are proud to be part of the Hampshire Road Safety Partnership. Each partner has different duties and skills, but together the partnership forms a powerful team to make Hampshire and Isle of Wight roads safer for all.
To find out more about each partner and their responsibilities click the links below:
Each partner has different duties and skills, but together the partnership forms a powerful team to make Hampshire’s roads safer for all.
Find out everything you need to know about general road safety and the Highway Code on the government’s road safety and driving law.
Our advice would be not to travel in heavy rainstorms unless absolutely necessary, but if you do have to travel, check the Highway Code Wet Weather advice and also consider the following:
Always check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey. See the Highway Code guidance for further advice on what to do when driving in snow/ice.
Every year there are more than 85,000 breakdowns, so knowing what to do in an emergency or breakdown is crucial for keeping yourself and others safe.
On 29 January 2022 the Highway Code was changed to improve safety for people walking, cycling and horse riding. Every road user still has a responsibility to keep themselves and each other safe, and the changes mean being ready to give priority, leave space and be considerate of others. Read the full update.
Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) scheme
Junior Road Safety Officers are selected in each school from Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. The officers teach their peers about road safety through assemblies, having their own noticeboard and by running competitions. The JRSOs are trained at two annual events lead by the Road Safety Team at Hampshire County Council with a JRSO Champion of Champions event hosted by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service at a fire station each summer. We estimate the scheme has reached over 35,000 school children in our area.
Our parners at Hampshire County Council offer Level 2 Bikeability to primary schools and Level 2 and 3 to secondary schools, giving children the opportunity to develop new skills and improve confidence. Read more about Bikeability
Walk to School Week encourages children to walk to school for a whole week. This not only reduces congestion but promotes a healthy lifestyle as well as teaching pedestrian skills. Read more about Walk to School Week.
StreetSense is aimed at secondary school students aged 11-16 and highlights the dangers of being distracted when travelling on foot or bike. Read more about StreetSense.