Road safety

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

We have launched a campaign to promote road safety after the Metropolitan Police identified a high level of mobile phone use amongst drivers in the Royal Borough.

We are encouraging drivers to give their phones their full attention, but only when stopped at the roadside. The campaign will feature on 60 buses as they pass through the borough from August 2018 onwards and so will be visible to many thousands of drivers.

Driving can really ruin a text: Park up and text

Driving can really ruin a text: Park up and text
Driving can really ruin a text: Park up and text

Driving can really ruin a call: Park up and call

Driving can really ruin a call: Park up and call
Driving can really ruin a call: Park up and call

The Royal Borough is meeting road safety targets set by the Mayor of London but we are still working with community partners including the Metropolitan Police, schools, youth groups and businesses, to make our roads safer.

In our Road Safety Strategy we set ourselves a target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 33 per cent. The key to achieving this target is having good information about casualties in the borough – not just where collisions are taking place, but how, and looking at the details of those who are being injured, and those who are driving the “other vehicle”.

For information on the challenges we face, and how we intend to deal with them, see our Road Safety Strategy:

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

For information about road safety in schools, visit the Junior Travel Ambassador page.

Collision statistics

The Metropolitan Police record all road traffic collisions in the Royal Borough which result in personal injury. This data is passed on to the Council by Transport for London and assessed by our Road Safety Team. 

We monitor the data so that we can identify any opportunities to reduce collisions in specific areas, through engineering, enforcement or education campaigns.

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

Motorcycle and scooter safety

Residents and those who work in the borough can take advantage of a free Bikesafe motorcycle skills day by contacting road.safety@rbkc.gov.uk before booking or by calling 020 7361 3628.

Successfully completing the course will entitle you to access the reduced price motorcycle permit scheme.