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Road Safety Fund 2016/17

The Police and Crime Plan, Everybody’s Business (2015- 2020) outlines a commitment to supporting a range of projects and initiatives based around the principle of offenders paying for the harm they have caused. This includes undertaking a concerted attack on criminal assets to recover the proceeds of crime, and to utilise the income generated by offenders to pay for initiatives to help victims and communities. The Police and Crime Plan makes a specific reference to ensuring that the public is able to see how income generated from offenders is being spent.

Anti-social driving, such as speeding, those causing distractions such as mobile phones, drug and alcohol driving, and collisions and casualties on our roads, are frequently raised as concerns by the residents of Hertfordshire. Using the surplus generated from motorists who have committed driving offences and been ordered to pay court costs following prosecution, or who have attended educational diversionary courses (such as speed awareness course), the Road Safety Fund will seek to fund new and innovative ways of improving road safety. In line with the new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, it will also seek to provide Road Victims and their families the support they need to help them cope and recover from the crime they have experienced. For Hertfordshire, the surplus generated from the Camera, Tickets and Collisions (CTC) Unit amounts to £1.3 million for the period 2014-2016. Subsequent amounts will be announced annually.

The Road Safety Fund gives local people and organisations a say in developing and designing local solutions where a need has been identified, supporting projects that will assist in the delivery of Hertfordshire’s Strategic Road Safety Partnership’s vision to ‘support a holistic mix of engineering, education and enforcement activity focused on reducing road casualties, antisocial road use and costs’. The Road Safety Fund aims to support solutions and interventions that lead to social, environmental and behaviour change.

Round 2 of the Road Safety Fund closed in January 2017 and applications are currently being assessed. Dates for Round 3 will be announced later in the year.

First Round - March 2016
Recipients and amounts awarded for March 2016

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