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Road Safety

We aim to make Leeds’ roads safe, but drivers also have a responsibility to ensure they drive safely and legally.

Some of the ways that we are striving to deliver safer roads include:

  • Education - We plan and deliver lessons to pupils in both primary and secondary schools covering a wide range of road safety related topics. We also provide educational resources, information and advice to the general public. 
  • Training - We provide a variety of training courses ranging from child, pedestrian and cycle training to in-car safety training for health professionals.
  • Publicity - We attend local galas, fun days, community events etc, and have a road safety hedgehog called Spike, who regularly makes appearances at events and in primary schools.

School crossing patrols
Crossing patrols provide a vital service and there are 180 crossing sites within the Leeds boundary.  Crossing patrols are legally empowered to stop traffic. The Road Traffic Act now enable patrols to cross any pedestrian, not just children.

Vacancies exist at various locations throughout the city. The post will appeal to people who are willing to work outdoors, have a good road sense, and enjoy working with people and helping the local community. Applications are welcome from persons aged between 18 to 70.

If you would like more information on any Road Safety issues, Crossing patrol vacancies or requests, please contact us using the Contact Us section on this page.

Speed limits
Information about national speed limits can be found on GOV.UK. A link is provided in the External links section on this page.

Request a speed limit change
You can send a request for a speed limit change by using the Report a general highways problem form which can be found in the Top Tasks section on this page.

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