Road safety

Road safety in the borough

We are meeting road safety targets set by the Mayor of London and work with community partners to make our roads safer. This includes:

  • the Metropolitan Police
  • schools
  • youth groups
  • businesses

Road safety strategy

Our target is to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 33 per cent. More information is outlined in our road safety strategy:

Road Safety Strategy [PDF] (large file size 3Mb)  

Read about road safety in schools.

Mobile phones

Using a mobile phone to call or text while you are driving is a serious road safety issue. Police report high numbers of penalties issued in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Our ongoing campaign encourages drivers to only use their phones when they have safely stopped at the roadside.

Collision statistics

The Metropolitan Police record all road traffic collisions in the borough which result in personal injury. This data is passed on to the Council by Transport for London.

Our Road Safety Team monitor the data to identify opportunities to reduce collisions in specific areas through:

  • engineering
  • enforcement
  • education campaigns

If you would like specific information about road collisions in your area email road.safety@rbkc.gov.uk.

Motorcycle and scooter safety

If you live or work in the borough you can come to a free Bikesafe motorcycle skills day. To book your place email road.safety@rbkc.gov.uk or call 020 7361 3628.

When you successfully complete the course you will be eligible for our reduced price motorcycle permit scheme.

Read more about Bikesafe London.