About the Road Danger Reduction Forum
Aims & Objectives
To promote the ideas and principles of Road Danger Reduction as set
out in the Road Danger Reduction Charter given below and explained in
publication 'Is It Safe?'.
To promote the introduction of road danger reduction policies and their
implementation by the relevant authorities, principally national and local
government, but also by associated bodies such as Health Authorities.
To form partnerships, where applicable, to further the principles of
road danger reduction and make them as widely accessible as possible.
To organise, from time to time, seminars and conferences to consider
topics specific to road danger reduction.
To issue occasional publications such as 'Is It Safe', 'New Agenda'
and briefing notes to inform about the work of the Forum and progress
achieving acceptance of road danger reduction.
The Road Danger Reduction Charter pledges to:
- Seek a genuine reduction in danger for all road users by identifying
and controlling the principle sources of threat.
- Find new measures to define the level of danger on our roads. These
would more accurately monitor the use of and threat to benign modes.
- Discourage the unnecessary use of motor transport where alternative
benign modes or public transport are equally or more viable.
- Pursue a transport strategy for environmentally sustainable travel
based on developing efficient, integrated public transport systems.
This would recognise that current levels of motor traffic should not
- Actively promote cycling and walking, which pose little threat to
other road users, by taking positive and co-ordinated action to increase
the safety and mobility of these benign modes.
- Promote the adoption of this charter as the basis of both national
and international transport policy.
The Forum was formed in December 1993 as a wholly voluntary organisation
whose membership mainly comprised road safety professionals from local
authorities. A steering group was formed which produced the Road Danger
Reduction Charter, which any interested bodies where then invited to adopt.
To date around forty local authorities have signed the charter.
In April 1997 the Forum became a fully constituted membership organisation
with initially around 20 local authority members paying an annual subscription. The
Forum published a regular newsletter, New Agenda, as well as
producing briefing papers and responding to consultation papers.
From August 2005 membership no longer applies and all areas of the site
are available to all visitors.
Dr Robert Davis
London Borough of Ealing
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London W5 2HZ
Tel: 020 8825 5771