Consultation on the Proposed Content of the new Road Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2030

Consultation opened on 15 November 2021. Closing date 10 January 2022.

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the proposed content of the new Road Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2030.

Documents

Consultation description

Specifically it seeks views on the proposed approach to road safety and the issues that we need to address including: 

  • The strategic approach that will underpin the new Road Safety Strategy;
  • The proposed targets which the new Strategy will seek to achieve;
  • The key challenges impacting on Road Safety; 
  • The priority areas of focus for the new Strategy;
  • The governance process that should be established for the new Strategy; and 
  • The equality impacts that should be considered as part of the new Strategy.

While the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is leading on this Strategy it is recognised that road safety is an issue that impacts on us all in our everyday lives and that all road users have to part to play in the future success of the Strategy by helping to keep our roads safe for themselves and others. Therefore everyone is encouraged to respond to this consultation so as to help shape and inform the way ahead.

As part of the consultation process, a number of virtual (zoom) online public engagement sessions have now been arranged, the objective of which is to seek your views on the range of proposals contained in the consultation document and to address any questions that you may have regarding the content of the consultation document, with the overall aim being to build a consensus around the key priorities that the new Road Safety Strategy should address. The sessions will take place as follows:

Wednesday 8th December 2021 @ 12pm – 1pm: Safe People Engagement Session:

This session will provide an opportunity to share your views on the proposals for Safe People and also any other input into the Strategy consultation document. It will include:

  •  an overview of the Road Safety Strategy consultation document;
  •  an overview from the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) on the progress of the Graduated Driver Licensing; and
  •  an overview of ongoing developments within Active Travel.

Thursday 9th December 2021 @ 6pm – 7 30pm: Strategy Overview to include updates on the 3 proposed Outcomes in the Strategy:

This session will provide an overview of the Road Safety Strategy consultation document and an overview on all of the proposed Outcomes:

  1. Safe People: Departmental update on Graduated Driver Licensing and developments within Active Travel.
  2. Safe Roads: Departmental update on engineering measures to improve road safety.
  3. Safe Vehicles: Departmental update from the DVA on key compliance and enforcement objectives and future strategic aims.

Wednesday 15th December 2021 @ 5pm - 6pm: Safe Roads Engagement Seminar: 

This session will provide an opportunity to share your views on the proposals for Safe Roads and also any other input into the Strategy consultation document. It will include:

  •  an overview of the Strategy consultation document; and
  •  discussion on engineering measures to improve road safety.

Thursday 16th December 2021 @ 12 pm – 1pm: Safe Vehicles Engagement Seminar: 

This session will provide an opportunity to share your views on the proposals for Safe Vehicles and also any other input into the Strategy consultation document. It will include:

  •  an overview of the Strategy consultation document; and
  •  an overview from the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) on its key compliance and enforcement objectives and future strategic aims.  

It is important that we hear the views from a wide range of people during this consultation process and we would encourage you to engage with us.

To register for your selected session please respond to RoadSafetyStrategyConsultation@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk stating the session and date that you would like to attend. A zoom link to the event will then be forwarded in advance of your selected session. You can select as many sessions as you want to attend however you must register in advance.

The consultation document can be made available in a range of formats.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements using any of the following options:

Address:

Consultation of the Proposed Content of the new Road Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2030
Safe and Accessible Travel Division
Department for Infrastructure
Room 3.09 Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Town Parks
Belfast BT2 8GB

Share this consultation

Back to top