National Road Victim Month is held annually in August to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads.
As well as honouring people that have been lost and injured, it also raises awareness to make our roads safer. RoadPeace hold events during August in memorial to those lost in roads crashes. Since the last National Road Victim Month, Wirral campaigner Pauline Fielding was recognised for her tireless work with RoadPeace, receiving an MBE in December 2020.
Here in Wirral, while the number of people injured on our roads has been reduced in recent years, but there is still work to do. That's why we are asking for your help now. Tell us about specific road safety issues and we will raise these with the Council to see what can be done to improve safety and, if appropriate, Merseyside Police.
The Council prioritises roads with the greatest number of reported crashes for action and the Road Safety Manager meets with Merseyside Police each month to review crashes to assess if action, by either the council or the police (or both), could prevent future crashes at the same location.
- Safer Roads Watch is operated by community members with support from their local policing teams and councils, and aims to address the issues that affect the safety of residents and vulnerable road users such as:
- The Merseyside Road Safety Partnership comprises police and local councils and works to promote safer roads for all responsible road users - including pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.