Who are GoSafe?
We are a Partnership funded by a Welsh Government Grant. GoSafe is made up of the 22 Welsh Unitary Authorities, Welsh Government, four Welsh Police Forces and Her Majesty’s Court & Tribunal Service. We also work closely with the NPHS and Fire Services in Wales.
The Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership (WRCRP) aims to support the Government's targets through reducing the number of people Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) in traffic collisions on our roads.
WRCRP was established in 2009 following the merger of the North Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership and Mid & South Wales Safety Camera Partnership.
How do we do this?
Engineering, Education and Enforcement are the tools we use to improve drivers' compliance with speed limits and increase understanding of the dangers/consequences of excessive speeding and dangerous driving. Every driver has the potential to make a difference by simply observing speed limits and driving appropriately to the prevailing road conditions.
The Ripple Effect
The 'ripple' effect from just one serious collision is startling; Health and Emergency Services are put under pressure, traffic flow and road structure are disrupted, whilst there is no way to quantify the pain and suffering caused to the friends and relatives of road casualties.
Speed almost always plays a significant role in the contributory and/or outcome of a road traffic collision. It is a tragedy when anyone is killed or injured on the roads, but it is double the tragedy if it could have been prevented. Through speed management, many collisions could either be avoided entirely or the severity of the collision and its casualty victims could be reduced.
In line with the wishes of Carl Sargeant, Minister for Local Government and Communities, interim targets have been introduced to ensure continued focus. The 2010 targets (from the baseline average 1994-98) will therefore be extended to incorporate 2011-12:
The number of people killed or seriously injured reduced by 50%
The number of children killed or seriously injured reduced by 65%
The slight casualty rate reduced by 45%