Our Strategy

Following a public consultation, Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership has published and adopted the Warwickshire Road Safety Strategy to 2030 setting out how together we can achieve a target of a 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

To download the full strategy and executive summary please click below:

What is the Safe System Approach?

The Safe System originated in Sweden and the Netherlands in the 1980s and 1990s and has since been adopted across the world.


 It is based on four key principles:

  • First, people make mistakes that can lead to road collisions.
  • Second, the human body has a known, limited physical ability to tolerate collision forces before harm occurs.
  • Third, while individuals have a responsibility to act with care and within traffic laws, a shared responsibility exists with those who design, build, manage and use roads and vehicles to prevent collisions resulting in serious injury or death and to provide post-collision response.
  • Fourth, all parts of the system must be strengthened in combination to multiply their effects, and road users are still protected if one part fails.


The Safe System requires a new approach to road safety and shows how there is a shared responsibility. It is still important that road users comply with the rules of the safe system but the system needs to be forgiving when people make mistakes.



Using an evidence based Safe System approach, we will strive to eliminate fatal and serious casualties, thereby creating a safe road environment which will encourage active and sustainable travel.


A 2030 target of a 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries.

The M42 motorway in Warwickshire at night

The Safe System is a perfect approach for road safety partnerships, bringing different organisations and stakeholders together to work towards making a safer road network.

Working Groups:

To achieve this WRSP has established working groups with their own performance indicators to look at all aspects of road safety in order to keep people safe.


These groups are:

Safe Road Users
Safe Vehicles
Safe Speeds
Safe Roads
Post-Collision response


For more information about the Safe System please watch our social media video below: