The Suffolk Roadsafe Board is a non-statutory Board which was created in May 2007 to bring together the main agencies involved in road safety in the county. It comprises representatives from Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Highways Agency, the East of England Ambulance Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner.
There are a core of board members who attend the Suffolk Roadsafe Board with additional officer support. The current elected members are:
Cllr James Finch - Suffolk County Council (Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport)
Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner
Cllr Matthew Hicks - Suffolk County Council (Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection)
For more information about the Board, please contact us.
The aim of the partnership is to make the roads of Suffolk safer for all, with each of the partners having specific duties and capabilities. The boards function is to oversee the strategy development and implementation, and ensure there is co-ordination between the partners. This means that, particularly in a time of restrained budgets, the most efficient use of resources can be achieved.
Deliver the Learn and live, Too Young to Die and Roadkill programmes.
Response to, mitigate and reduce the effects of collisions.
Incorporate the road safety message in the School Fire Liaison Offer’s programme.
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment sets out the link between public health and education and how this can influence road safety, especially in terms of encouraging sustainable transport. Collision prevention and the promotion of healthy lifestyles reduces costs to the health service. Road safety is a possible use for the dedicated public health grant, especially as the number of people killed or seriously injured is an indicator in the public health outcomes framework.
Information about how Public Health integrates with the Board can be found here.
The East of England trauma unit are fully supportive of Suffolk Roadsafe, and are keen to help where possible with campaigns.
The Suffolk Safeguarding Children’s Board accepts the importance of reduction road collisions involving children and young people. A strategy which outlines the approach of the Suffolk Roadsafe partners to tackle collisions involving young pedestrians, cyclists, riders and drivers was agreed by the Board in December 2011.