Road safety

Poole's Road Safety Team and Dorset Road Safe wanted to assess the impact and effect of the "No Excuse" road safety campaign, and find out your opinions on traffic enforcement in Poole.

62% of you said that you were aware of the "No Excuse" campaign. The majority (77%) had seen the campaign on roadside adverts and signs. 38% had seen the campaign on bus back posters, and 25% had seen it on billboards.

You told us that your driving behaviour was most affected by the presence of fixed speed cameras followed by average speed cameras.

Your thoughts on the levels of traffic enforcement in Poole are shown in the table below:

  Too many  About right Too few Don't know
 Police traffic patrols 5%  49%   37%  9%
 Fixed speed cameras 42%  48%  7%  3%
 Average speed cameras 18%  43%  17%  22%
 Speed control measures 46%   41%  10%  3%

You were also asked about the services that Poole's Road Safety Team provide. Almost half of you (48%) were aware of School Crossing Patrols, 35% were aware of Cycle Training and 35% were aware of Vehicle Activated Signs. Only 10% were aware of Drive 55 Plus Driver Training, and Child Pedestrian Training (10%).

Martin Baker, Transportation Services, comments "Your survey data is crucial in helping us to decide where to spend our limited resources available for road safety. Establishing public perception of our road safety functions is an important part of demonstrating that what we deliver is effective in reducing road casualties and is also value for money".

Page last updated: 17 April 2019
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