Safe and social driving

Priority lead: Mark Astle

Organisation: Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service

We are doing what we can to reduce offending and antisocial driving, so that people can move around our communities in safety and with ease.

Mark Astle
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“Safer driving impacts everyone in our county and we are dedicated to doing all we can to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads, by making them safer for all.”

Our approach to this priority is evidence-based and the Safe and Social Driving Coordinator will help deliver the plan working closely with colleagues in the fire and rescue service, police, voluntary and education sectors. The role is to research, create, train and deliver education programmes that will reduce the number of people being injured on our roads, whether they drive, ride, cycle or walk.

This begins with the education of young road users and runs right through to prevention work with older road users. Everything we do is driven by evidence and it is clear that our efforts are working. Casualties in Gloucestershire have reduced by 57% during the past 10 years with 10,000 fewer people being injured on our roads.

Our commitments include:

  • Intelligence-based tasking and co-ordination of police resources and staff
  • Targeted road safety operations in areas of need
  • A road safety academy which delivers training for our partners and communities

Find out more about this priority here:
Safe and Social Driving Delivery Plan

Find out more about all our priorities and targets, read the full Delivery Plan

PCC Plan 2017-2021 Web


The Commissioner’s Fund

Here in Gloucestershire, PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, which supports county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities. Our aim is to work directly with communities to make Gloucestershire safer.

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