Following a long history of collaboration between police and local authorities, Safer Roads Humber was founded in 2007 and is a non-statutory group of agencies involved in road safety, combining expertise from different organisations to reduce road casualties in the Humber area.
The partnership comprises of Humberside Police, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, National Highways and Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. We also work closely with the Ministry of Defence School of Transport in Leconfield.
All partners have agreed to collaborate on casualty reduction in the Humber area, aiming to:
- Constantly look to reducing the number of casualties occurring on the roads within the Humber area, through a consistent approach to the intelligence led enforcement of road traffic violations and driver awareness
- To meet national and local casualty reduction targets
- To improve road safety through the delivery of road safety education, engineering and enforcement
- To maximise all communication channels in order to inform those who use the roads of the importance of a shared responsibility towards road and community safety
- To achieve the most effective and efficient use of resources available to the partnership.
The partnership’s main aim is to encourage a change in attitude and behaviour amongst road users so that the roads of Humberside are safer for all.
Safer Roads Humber Road Safety Strategy 2019 – 2022
Safer Roads Humber operates a zero tolerance attitude to all forms of abuse, therefore abusive behaviour towards our staff or the use of inappropriate language causing distress and/or constituting harassment will not be tolerated and could lead to prosecution. Enforcement is undertaken by Safer Roads Humber Compliance and Engagement Officers who are designated as ‘Police Support Officer’s by the Chief Constable of Humberside Police in accordance with Section 38 of the Police Reform Act 2002 as amended by the Police and Crime Act 2017. As Police Support Officers and whilst engaged on their duties, our staff hold certain duties and powers of a constable. Under Section 46 of the Police Reform Act 2002, any person who assaults, resists or wilfully obstructs a designated Police Support Officer in the execution of their duty commits an offence.