Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is committed to reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads, by proactively promoting road safety, engaging with partners, carrying out campaigns within the local community and evaluating data to identify and address accident hot spots and bring about behavioural change.
We are all road users, be it as a pedestrian, cyclist, horse rider, driver or motorcyclist, and we are all exposed to the risk of using our roads.
The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) established road safety as one of her five priorities for 2017-2021 and, along with the Liverpool City Region Mayor, has endorsed the Liverpool City Region Road Safety Strategy.
The basis of this strategy is to be people and place centric, delivering prevention and education across Merseyside.
As part of this strategy, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service collaborates with Merseyside Police, each of the local authorities and other community safety partners to establish clear objectives with the intention of making Merseyside’s roads safer.
How do we do this?
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has two road safety advocates who liaise with schools, colleges and community groups such as the Prince's Trust, Liverpool Foundation and Everton in the Community.
Our advocates also regularly take part in public events - alongside MFRS colleagues and partner organisations - giving demonstrations and spreading the road safety message.
The advocates' presentations given at schools and other establishments are tailored to the age group and, where necessary, the circumstances.
Subjects covered include:
- Pedestrian safety
- Mobile phone use (pedestrian and driver)
- Distractions while driving
- Drink and drug driving
Merseyside Road Safety Partnership
Merseyside Road Safety Partnership (MRSP) was established in 2009. The partnership was formed with a sole aim to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the region's roads.
MRSP is made up of Merseyside councils, public services, transport partners, and most important of all, the Merseyside community.
We work together, sharing information, undertaking road safety initiatives and hosting events to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured across Merseyside.