Kent County Council are consulting on their draft five year Road Safety Strategy for Kent and our 30 year vision.
Their ambitious 'Vision Zero' aims for zero, or as close as possible, fatalities on Kent’s roads each year by 2050.
To achieve Vision Zero, they propose adopting the ‘Safe Systems’ approach, which is rooted in the belief that every traffic death reflects a failure in the system, and that none are acceptable. Safe Systems puts the human being at its core, accepting that even the most conscientious person may make a mistake at some point.
The goal of Safe Systems is to ensure that these mistakes do not lead to a crash or, if a crash does occur, it is sufficiently controlled to not cause a death or a life-changing injury.
The success of this strategy will depend on engagement with Kent’s communities to work together towards safer roads, towns and villages.
Kent County Council need your views to ensure their proposals meet the needs and expectations of Kent’s residents, businesses and communities.
The consultation closes on 15th March 2021.