PCC puts Cash from Speeding Motorists back into Road Safety Projects
The Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the launch of the third round of his Road Safety Fund.

The grant is paid for by people who have committed driving offences. This money is put back into the community to fund new and innovative ways of improving road safety and changing road-users' behaviour.

Since 2016, the Police and Crime Commissioner has put £712,000 into the Road Safety Fund and supported 48 road safety initiatives across Hertfordshire, including; speed indication devices, signage, education schemes and support for road traffic collision victims.

The Commissioner, David Lloyd, said:

“The Road Safety Fund gives local people and organisations a say in developing and designing local solutions where a need has been identified.

“It funds 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 that is focused on reducing road casualties and antisocial road use.

“I am looking forward to receiving innovative and new ideas in this round of bidding, which will help to identify and address local road safety problems in Hertfordshire.”

Public sector organisations, voluntary sector, community groups and businesses are eligible to apply.

In the 2017 round of funding, grants were awarded to road safety schemes in Dacorum, Stevenage, East Herts, St Albans, Welwyn/ Hatfield, Hertsmere, North Herts and Watford.

The Roads Victims Trust received £55,000 to help support the needs of families and individuals who are bereaved or affected by a sudden, violent and traumatic fatal road collision.

Chief Executive of the Trust, Mark Turner, said:

“The Road Victims Trust are hugely appreciative of the funding provided by Herts PCC that provides some certainty and sustainability to our longer term future, and cements the already excellent working relationships with the Police.

“The Road Victims Trust is a small charity and very unique to the UK. My ambition for the next five years would be to say that we are firmly embedded with the Police and Fire Services, the Road Safety Partnerships and the community to provide the service.”

The Road Safety Fund opens for bids on Friday, September 28th for a period of six weeks. The closing date for applications is November 9th. More details about the fund can be found on the PCC’s website: www.hertscommissioner.org/road-safety-fund

A Road Safety Information Event, organised by the Commissioner and the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership, will take place on October 11th, to help groups who want to apply for funding. It will share ideas on putting together innovative bids that will help to address and solve local road safety problems in communities across Hertfordshire. You can download a FREE ticket to the event from the Eventbrite website – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/road-safety-fund-information-event-tickets-50442425653