Casualty reduction

Bromley Council understands the public’s concern regarding road safety and we continually monitor road collision records to identify roads where traffic collisions occur.  If there are a number of collisions or a pattern of similar incidents, the location will be investigated to see if safety improvements can be made.

Road safety improvements are prioritised by need and we work to improve those locations of greatest need first to reduce casualties.You can check the accident record for any road in the borough at www.crashmap.co.uk.

Engineering measures used in designs to aid in reducing the number of collisions include:

  • Junction improvements.
  • Traffic calming – such as mini roundabouts, 20mph limits, chicanes, road narrowing, road closures, traffic islands. 
  • Speed limit changes.
  • New or altered signs and lines.
  • Bus stop improvements.
  • New or altered cycle paths.
  • New or altered footpaths.
  • Pedestrian crossings.
  • Safety related parking restrictions 

Background information

In 2002 Bromley Council’s Executive, having considered the evidence for and against vertical speed reduction installations (i.e. road humps), decided that schemes should only include vertical deflections in extreme circumstances.

Consultation

All casualty reduction schemes also go through a comprehensive consultation process and support for the schemes must be gained from the Portfolio Holder, Ward Councillors, a majority of the directly affected residents/businesses contacted locally and the wider community advised through local media.  Any objections raised during the process may cause delays to the scheme being implemented; a change to the design or costs and may potentially cause the scheme to be rejected.

Contact us about casualty reduction 

If you would still like to request engineering measures to aid in casualty reduction, please complete the traffic enquiry form.

Safety cameras 

Safety cameras, also known as speed cameras or red-light cameras are the responsibility of the London Safety Camera Partnership which is managed by Transport for London (TfL).  Faults or maintenance issues with safety cameras should be reported to TfL directly.

Online at report.tfl.gov.uk or call 0343 222 1234

In general, Bromley Council does not support the implementation of additional safety cameras on the road network, except in cases where there is significant and continued vehicle behavioural issues, which can be directly attributed to injury accidents.