Road Safety Fund reopens
Bids for new road safety projects helping to protect communities are now being accepted by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.

The Commissioner’s Road Safety Fund is paid for from the proceeds of motorists who break the law and has allocated more than £422,000 since its introduction earlier this year.

Communities which have benefitted from the scheme include the village of Little Gaddesden, in Dacorum, which was awarded over £9,000 to install a Speed Indication Device to reduce speeding.

The A10 average speed cameras installed in Broxbourne have helped catch nearly 150 motorists since the summer, with one driver clocking an average of 131mph through that section of the road.

The Commissioner, David Lloyd, said the projects paid for by the fund help to improve road safety:

“This fund has already helped dozens of communities across Hertfordshire and the new round of bidding will provide more opportunities to make Hertfordshire’s roads safer.”

“It’s about changing the behaviour of drivers, by drawing their attention to hazards in the road or how fast they are going. As the next round of bidding begins, I welcome applications from groups across Hertfordshire to take advantage of the fund.”

Funding can provide solutions to immediate problems, but also those which require a longer-term approach to help prevent road deaths and injuries.The second round of the Road Safety Fund opened this month and closes on the 22nd January 2017. Public sector organisations, voluntary sector, community groups and businesses are eligible to apply. More details can be found at the Commissioner’s website.