Each year, we carry out a programme to identify locations where injury accidents are a cause for concern and we try to devise engineering measures to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.
West Lothian Council carries out a range of initiatives in it's Road Safety Plan for improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and car users.
Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP)
The council recognises that it is important to consider road safety at the design stages of new schemes as opposed to having to address safety problems at a later date. This is reinforced by the statutory duties placed on local roads authorities to consider safety when building new road schemes or making alterations to existing roads.
West Lothian Council is responsible for providing School Crossing Patrol Guides, to schools throughout West Lothian, to help children cross busy roads on their way to and from school.
Local speed limits are set by the council in accordance with national guidance.
Every year, around 75 people are killed or seriously injured on West Lothian roads and a further 500 are slightly injured. In response, we now publish our Road Safety Plan for West Lothian covering the period 2012-2015.