Road Safety Strategy

In May 2021 Welsh Government launched a new Wales Transport Strategy that will shape the transport system in Wales over the next 20 years.

It sets out Welsh Government’s vision for how the transport system can help deliver the priorities for Wales, helping to put the nation on a pathway to creating a more prosperous, green and equal society.

The strategy introduces a number of measures intended to ensure roads and streets are safer for all users and fewer people are killed or are seriously injured using them.

The new Wales Transport Strategy can be found here.

Welsh Government also are developing a new road safety strategy to supersede the Road Safety Framework for Wales. Until then the primary document for road safety in Torfaen and in Wales is the Road Safety Framework for Wales which was introduced in July 2013. To quote from its foreword “The Framework sets out the Welsh Government’s priorities for road safety and focusses on casualty reduction, which should be at the heart of all road safety interventions.”

The outcome we want to see is that all people are safe on Welsh roads and part of the vision is to see a continued reduction in the number of people killed and seriously injured.

Within the overall objective of improving road safety and reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured there is a specific emphasis in the existing Road Safety Framework to target high risk road users. These are identified in the Framework to be: motorcyclists, young drivers & passengers (16-24 years old) and vulnerable road users. (See ‘Road Safety Targets’ for more information on vulnerable groups).

Through this Framework, Wales has set specific targets for road casualty reduction which apply to the whole of Wales and to each Local Authority area.

Last Modified: 05/09/2022
For more information contact:

Highways & Traffic

Email: highways.transportation@torfaen.gov.uk

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