Partnership working

Title: Road Safety Partnership Grant programme summary report of impact of round two projects

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 2nd May 2013
Date published/launched: March 2012

This report provides a summary of outcomes and highlights the key learning points from the projects which benefited from the Department for Transport's Road Safety Partnership Grant Scheme round two, which ran for up to two years from April 2008.

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This report provides a summary of outcomes and highlights the key learning points
from the projects which benefited from the Department for Transport’s Road Safety
Partnership Grant Scheme round two, which ran for up to two years from April 2008.

Summary of conclusions
• Round two of the partnership grant scheme included a wide range of projects supported by a total of about £2.2m of DfT funding. The outcomes delivered included some significant and positive changes, worthy of consideration in other localities.

• Three projects have been supported by about £3.6m of DfT funding and the later approved projects with a further £0.9m. Most projects have been match funded locally.
There were some challenges completing the projects including consultation,
implementation, evaluation and lessons learned within the time-frame permitted.

• With many small scale projects, results have been measured in terms of attitude and
behaviour, which are in turn likely to be reflected in road casualties avoided, being
unlikely to be possible to directly measure the numbers of casualties avoided. For
some of the larger scale projects, impacts on road casualty levels may be capable of
detection over a slightly longer period.

• A review of the road safety partnership grant programme has indicated that the value of the forecasted safety benefits of projects accruing in one year is likely to average about double the implementation costs. Besides providing benefits for the localities involved, the projects are designed to inform future road safety practice to make it more effective, for example through the learning points highlighted in this report.

For more information contact:
Carmel Foster-Devine

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