Dacorum groups with road safety ideas encouraged to apply for funding

Hertfordshire PCC's latest Road Safety Fund opens for bids

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 9:46 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 10:16 am

Groups with innovative ideas on how to improve safety on Hertfordshire’s 4,000 miles of roads are encouraged to apply for funding.

Over the last four years the Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd’s Road Safety Fund has awarded over £1.2m to more than 70 schemes to improve safety in Hertfordshire.

Now Mr Lloyd has launched the fifth year of the scheme. It is funded from surplus generated from motorists who have committed driving offences and been ordered to pay court costs following prosecution, or who have attended educational diversionary courses, such as a speed awareness course.

Mr Lloyd is inviting groups with road safety ideas to apply for funding

Successful previous applications have included speed indicator signs in villages, a project to support families affected by a fatal accidents and older drivers’ awareness courses.

Public sector organisations, voluntary sector, community groups, parish councils and businesses are eligible to apply.

Mr Lloyd said: “The Road Safety Fund gives local people and organisations a say in developing and designing local solutions to make our roads safer.

“It is funded by people who have transgressed speed limits, but the Fund is not about further punishing the motorist but educating them to protect all road users.

"The fund focuses on a mix of enforcement and education. It is used to raise awareness, educate people and correct dangerous behaviour.”

The Road Safety Fund is now open for expression of interest until on Friday, April 2, 2021. Organisations will then be invited to complete a full application form.

More details about the fund can be found on the PCC’s website.