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Welcome to the partnership news page. To view a news article simply click on the title you are interested in, the articles below are listed in date order.

 

  • Thursday, 25th July 2013
  • Friday, 10th May 2013

    Taxi driver given suspended prison sentence for wasting police time

    A private hire taxi driver has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months after trying to dodge a speeding fine.

  • Wednesday, 13th February 2013

    Operation Obstruct shows that offenders will be caught

    Would you try and dodge a speeding fine? Some drivers think they can get away with it but a South Yorkshire operation shows that drivers who provide false details will be caught.

  • Monday, 7th January 2013

    New Year, New Uniform, New Resolution

    School crossing patrols across South Yorkshire are being given a fresh, new look in 2013 to help make them more visible to drivers as they help children to cross the road safely.

    A total of 290 school crossing patrols will be wearing the bright uniforms across South Yorkshire for the start of the new school term in 2013, a year that marks the 60th anniversary of the very first school crossing patrol in the UK, set up in 1953.

  • Monday, 17th December 2012

    Mock trial aims to help businesses turn over a new leaf for the New Year

    Every day of the year more than 150 vehicles driven on company business crash and each year there are 14,000 road deaths and serious injuries involving people at work.

    With the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in April 2008, the issue of driving for and at work is something business employers are no longer able to ignore.

  • Thursday, 29th November 2012

    Think, don’t drink and drive

    South Yorkshire Police warn of the consequences of drinking and driving in the run up to Christmas.

  • Monday, 19th November 2012

    Slower speeds mean happier people in South Yorkshire

    South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership organises road safety events to support national Road Safety Week.

    Nationally, road crashes are the biggest killer of young people and these send shock waves through families and communities. Most collisions are preventable and involve factors like driving too fast or overtaking dangerously, driving whilst using mobile devices, driving on drink, drugs or while tired, failing to belt up or even most commonly as a result of not properly concentrating or paying attention on the road.

    The national Road Safety Week runs from 19 – 25 November. This year the key theme is ‘slower speeds mean happier people’ and will be marked with the Yorkshire and Humber regional Brake launch event at the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby on Monday 19 November.
     

  • Tuesday, 30th October 2012

    South Yorkshire receives prestigious road safety award

    The annual Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognise achievements and innovations which improve safety. Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is delighted to have received a top award from this year’s nominations for the work it is doing through the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby, Rotherham.

  • Wednesday, 24th October 2012

    Keep it bright on darker nights

    The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is urging pedestrians and cyclists to be bright and make themselves visible to other road users as the darker nights draw in.
     
    To coincide with the clocks changing, the Safer Roads Partnership is giving away free hi-visibility vests for cyclists and reflective bag strap covers for year six school children as part of the Be Bright, Be Seen campaign.

  • Friday, 19th October 2012

    Major safety scheme aims to reduce deaths on a notorious South Yorkshire road

    Work starts today on a major new road safety initiative aimed at tackling the high level of casualties on a notorious stretch of road which runs through parts of Sheffield and Barnsley.

    On the section of the A61, running between Grenoside, Sheffield and the A616 (T) roundabout in Barnsley, six people have been killed and 19 seriously injured in traffic collisions over the last five years. A further 93 have suffered from slight injuries.

  • Thursday, 5th April 2012

    South Yorkshire annual road deaths at record low

    The number of people killed on South Yorkshire roads reaches record low according to new figures.

    Statistics from the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership show that a total of 30 people were killed on the county’s roads in 2011, the lowest figure since South Yorkshire records began. The overall number of people injured in road traffic collisions also continued on a downward trend.

  • Tuesday, 3rd April 2012

    James Toseland leads annual Easter Egg Run

    Superbike star James Toseland will lead a procession of big hearted bikers through Sheffield on Easter Sunday to raise money for The Children's Hospital Charity.

  • Tuesday, 3rd April 2012

    Tackling motorcycle casualties in Yorkshire and Humber

    Road safety partnerships and Police forces across Yorkshire and Humber are again teaming up this summer to continue a regional road safety campaign aimed at keeping motorcyclists safe on the regions roads.  

     

    Over the last few years the partnerships have all been working hard to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on the regions. Provisional casualty figures for 2011 show that 26 motorcyclists were killed and 462 were seriously injured, which the partnerships feel this is still too many.

  • Friday, 30th March 2012

    Mock trial aims to raise awareness of corporate responsibility and road risk

    Every day of the year more than 150 vehicles driven on company business crash and each year there are 14,000 road deaths and serious injuries involving people at work.

     

    With the advent of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in April 2008, the issue of driving for and at work is something business employers are no longer able to ignore.

  • Monday, 26th March 2012

    Partnership urges all road users to 'Think Bike'

    Injuries to motorcyclists are far out of proportion to their presence on our roads: Motorcycles make up just 1% of total road traffic across Great Britain, but account for almost 20% of road user deaths. Provisional figures show that in South Yorkshire alone there were three motorcyclists killed and 85 seriously injured during 2011.

    In a bid to increase awareness of motorcyclists and reduce the number of casualties on the road, the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is asking all drivers to ‘Think Bike’. With the clocks now changed to British Summer Time and the recent spell of warm, sunny weather, the number of motorcycles using the roads has increased noticeably.

  • Tuesday, 28th February 2012

    You Could Save Yourself

    A new road safety campaign starts in South Yorkshire as part of a drive to encourage people to wear their seatbelt every time that they get into a vehicle.

     

    The ‘Save Yourself’ campaign run by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership encourages drivers and passengers to ‘Save Yourself – Stay alive, always wear your seatbelt’.

  • Tuesday, 21st February 2012

    South Yorkshire Police runs cycle lights initiative

    Cyclists riding after dark without lights are a hazard on the road according to the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership and as a result Police in Doncaster and Barnsley are clamping down on cyclists riding illegally on footpaths or without lights.

  • Monday, 20th February 2012

    Olympic dreams for South Yorkshire students

    From Monday 20 February, Theatre in Education performances will run across South Yorkshire, delivering important road safety messages to over 3,000 year 8 students.

  • Friday, 17th February 2012

    Bikers urged to check their equipment is safe and legal

    Injuries to motorcyclists are far out of proportion to their presence on our roads: Motorbikes are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 18% of all Great Britain's road user deaths. In South Yorkshire alone there were 67 motorcyclists killed or seriously injured in 2010.

  • Tuesday, 14th February 2012

    Staying safe on the road to love

    This Valentine’s Day the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is urging young men to take special care of their girlfriends, highlighting the fact that more young women aged 17-24 are killed or seriously injured as car passengers than as drivers.

  • Thursday, 2nd February 2012

    Consider others when travelling through roadworks

    The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is urging drivers to be considerate to other road users and road workers when travelling through roadworks.

  • Friday, 20th January 2012

    4,690 motorists tested for drink driving during December

    As part of a campaign by South Yorkshire Police targeting known drink-driving hotspots during December, 4,690 drivers were breathalysed and of those 239 (5.1 per cent) tested positive, or refused or failed to provide a breath test.

  • Tuesday, 10th January 2012

    Rotherham Fixed Speed Camera Review

    In 2009, the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership began a review of its fixed speed camera sites, identifying sites that, based on their location, speed profiles and casualty history should be considered for decommissioning. Five fixed camera sites within the Rotherham area were identified as part of the review.

  • Tuesday, 3rd January 2012

    Make a new year's resolution that could save your life

    Abandoning bad habits when using the road should be considered as part of a road safety-focussed new year's resolution, members of the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership have urged.

    According to national figures, failure to look properly is the most frequently reported contributory factor is collisions and is recorded in 40 per cent of collisions reported to the police.

    Whether you are a pedestrian, driver, cyclist or motorcyclist you can make a simple new year’s resolution which may just save your life.

  • Monday, 5th December 2011

    Allow extra time for your journey as winter weather hits South Yorkshire

    With the first snow of December landing in South Yorkshire this week, the Safer Roads Partnership is urging drivers to pay increased attention to winter driving conditions, allowing extra time for journeys and preparing themselves accordingly for bad weather.

  • Wednesday, 30th November 2011

    Free high visibility vests for South Yorkshire cyclists

    Every year across the country around 17,000 cyclists are involved in road traffic collisions, with approximately 2,500 being killed or seriously injured.

    With dark nights and winter weather upon us, the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership aims to reduce this figure, encouraging cyclists to think about how they can make themselves safer and more visible to other road users.

  • Monday, 21st November 2011

    Are you too young to die?

    South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership organises road safety events to support the national Road Safety Week.

    Nationally, road crashes are the biggest killer of young people and these casualties send shock waves through families and communities. Yet these casualties are preventable, often for reasons like driving too fast or overtaking dangerously, driving whilst using a mobile, driving on drink, drugs or while tired, failing to belt up or even most commonly as a result of not properly concentrating or paying attention on the road.

  • Tuesday, 8th November 2011

    South Yorkshire motorists urged to make time for winter

    The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is advising the county’s motorists to think carefully about the changing weather in relation to driving conditions as we approach winter.

  • Friday, 4th November 2011

    South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership uses new approach to reduce casualties across the county

    A brand new way of engaging with South Yorkshire’s most at risk road users is about to hit the streets.  A Subaru Impreza will help spell out driving dangers to young people.  It is fitted with a plasma screen where youngsters can watch a specially produced driving safety DVD covering issues such as speeding, drink or drug driving, mobile phones and seatbelts.  Building on a similar, successful project in North Wales, the Subaru and its fire service livery will act as a focal point to get young people to engage with SYFR staff at events and in schools.

  • Friday, 28th October 2011

    Over 3,500 students to see Dummy Run

    From Monday 31 October, Theatre in Education performances will run across South Yorkshire, delivering important road safety messages to an estimated 3,500 year 7 students.

  • Wednesday, 26th October 2011

    Safer Roads Partnership encourages pedestrians to be bright, be seen as the clocks change this weekend

    As the clocks change this weekend, the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is encouraging pedestrians to be bright, be seen.

  • Wednesday, 12th October 2011

    Students 'court' out by local Magistrate

    STUDENTS have today (12 October 2011) experienced the trauma of a court case at Sheffield Magistrates Court following a road traffic collision.

    Eighteen-year old Michael Higgins had been driving his car when he was passed his mobile phone by his girlfriend and was distracted by two young children in the back of the car. As a result he ran a red light, was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van and his girlfriend in the car passenger seat was killed instantly.

  • Wednesday, 5th October 2011

    South Yorkshire students develop hard hitting videos to help save lives

    Students from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology have today seen the launch of a series of new road safety videos that have been developed by their fellow students.

    The four video clips, developed for use as part of the Drive for Life initiative and aimed at 17-24 year old drivers across South Yorkshire focus on four real life case studies, featuring real people and real families that have been affected by collisions on the roads of South Yorkshire. They also feature Christine Talbot from ITV Calendar News who introduces each clip.

  • Tuesday, 27th September 2011

    Campaign urges drivers to look out for bikers

    Riders across Yorkshire and Humber are being given the chance to help drivers see them this month as the latest phase of the Someone’s Son road safety campaign gets underway.

  • Monday, 12th September 2011

    South Yorkshire Police launch seat belt safety campaign

    Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest ways that everyone can make themselves safer and less likely to suffer serious harm. People who fail to wear a seat belt while travelling on roads in South Yorkshire will be targeted by the Police as part of a week-long enforcement campaign which starts on Monday 12 September.

  • Friday, 1st April 2011

    Annual road deaths and serious injuries at record low

    The number of fatalities and serious injuries on South Yorkshire roads has fallen to a record low according to new figures.

  • Wednesday, 1st December 2010

    Motorists warned about the dangers of drinking and driving

    With the festive celebrations fast approaching, the start of a month-long campaign by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership to highlight the dangers of drink or drug driving and the consequences of ignoring their advice, begins on Wednesday 1 December 2010.

  • Monday, 29th November 2010

    Fixed speed cameras across the county to be reviewed

    Speed cameras will not be removed completely from South Yorkshire’s roads the Head of Roads Policing for South Yorkshire Police has said.

  • Thursday, 18th November 2010

    Children's voices are heard this road safety week

    Children across Sheffield are telling motorists to “slow down!”

     

    Next week (commencing 22 November) is National Road Safety Week as part of the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, Sheffield City Council is giving children a voice and is asking them how speed affects their lives; at home, school and play. A range of activities will be taking place across the city to highlight the dangers of speeding.

  • Tuesday, 2nd November 2010

    Engagement and education helps reduce casualties on South Yorkshire roads

    Motorcyclists represent a large proportion of road casualties in relation to their numbers. They make up around 1 per cent of road traffic but suffer around 18 per cent of deaths and serious injuries.

     

    In South Yorkshire, motorcycling casualties have reduced year on year since 2007 when South Yorkshire Police’s Motorcycle Wing began an initiative to engage with and educate motorcyclists using the county’s roads.

  • Wednesday, 27th October 2010

    Rotherham man found guilty of multiple offences

    A HIRE car driver yesterday (October 26, 2010) received 12 points on his driving licence and a hefty fine after telling a series of lies in a bid to escape two speeding convictions.

  • Wednesday, 29th September 2010

    South Yorkshire Safety Camera Patnership works with Doncaster South SNT

    On Tuesday 28th September 2010 the Safety Camera Partnership teamed up with Police and PCSO's from Doncaster South SNT to deal with speeding drivers in Rossington.

  • Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    No love for driver perverting the course of justice

    On 18th August 2010, a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court found Mr Craig Love of Barnsley guilty of perverting the course of justice.

  • Tuesday, 6th April 2010

    No Children Killed on South Yorkshire Roads in 2009

    For the first time ever since South Yorkshire-wide figures began, last year no children were killed on South Yorkshires roads.

    Since county-wide road casualty statistics were first recorded in 1979 there has been a steady downward trend for the number of children killed on the roads of our county and for the first time ever, no children aged 0 - 15 were killed as a result of road traffic collisions in South Yorkshire in 2009.

    In addition, the total number of people killed and seriously injured on South Yorkshire roads in 2009 has fallen to 530 – the lowest figure since records began in 1979. For the first time ever since South Yorkshire-wide figures began, last year no children were killed on South Yorkshire roads.

  • Wednesday, 20th May 2009

    Speed camera vans are made more visible

    Vehicles used by the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership to be replaced with new larger vans that are more visible to road users.

  • Monday, 23rd April 2007

    New Motorcyle To Perform Speed Enforcement

    A new method of speed enforcement is being introduced on local roads this week by the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership.  Unlike the familiar enforcement vans, the latest mobile speed enforcement vehicle is a motorcycle.

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