About Us

Our Aims

Having been in operation for nine years the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership is continually working towards reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the regions roads.

When the partnership was formed in 2007 there had been 770 people killed and seriously injured on Merseyside’s roads the year before and action was needed, by 2010 we had reduced that to 511. We also managed to reduce the number of people killed from 62 to 22. That is 40 fewer people dying each and every year.

Deaths on the road are treated by many as accidental, something that just happens, they aren’t, they’re preventable tragedies with real causes. Together with our Partners, we aim to provide engineering, enforcement and education so that everyone can stay as safe as possible on the roads.

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Our Objectives

We have set challenging targets for the next decade to try and reduce death and injury on the roads of Merseyside. The targets we set are:

  • A 37.5% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI’s) by 2020 compared to the 2004-2008 average.
  • A 50% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured by 2020 by 2020 compared to the 2004-2008 average.

We set these targets after acheiving 2 of our 3 targets for 2010 and coming within 1% of the other target. The targets for 2010 were:

  •  A 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI’s) by 2010
    • The target for 2010 was 505 KSI’s and we came within 1% of this target with a total of 511 KSI’s – a reduction of 39% on the 1994-98 average

 

  • A 50% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured by 2010
    • The target for 2010 was 99 child KSI’s and we came 23% under this target with a total of 76 KSI’s – a reduction of 62% on the 1994-98 average

     

  • A 10% reduction in the slight casualty rate (expressed as the number of people slightly injured per 100 million vehicle kilometers) by 2010
    •  We acheived a 58% reduction in the slight casualty rate which is significantly better than the original target.