The partnership wants to support everyone to be able to travel safe and actively around the county. Pedestrians, and particularly child pedestrians, are the most vulnerable of all road users. The new Highway Code changes recognises pedestrians lack of protection and explains how they now take a greater priority when interacting with other road users.
In 2022, 2 pedestrians were killed and 26 suffered serious injuries after collisions with vehicles in Warwickshire. In total there were 103 collisions involving pedestrians in our county.
Partners raise awareness of the dangers of being distracted and potential consequences whilst walking through educational interventions and campaigns. Pedestrians are encouraged to stay aware of the local surroundings and what is happening around them and avoid potential distractions such as mobile phones and listening to music.
The Highway Code
The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users. Rules 1 – 35 cover pedestrian safety, and include general guidance, crossing the road, crossings, and situations needing extra care.
Click here to refresh your knowledge of The Highway Code for pedestrians.
Throughout the year, the partnership raises awareness of risks to pedestrians. In the Autumn and Winter months we support THINK!’s Be Bright Be Seen Campaign with social media messages and giving out high visibility items to walkers and cyclists.
Child Pedestrian Safety
Partners deliver a comprehensive programme of road safety education from nursery age through to secondary school and colleges throughout Warwickshire. To find out more about child pedestrian safety and our offerings click here.