Vision Zero Strategy to drive road safety across Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region has launched a new Vison Zero road safety strategy. The strategy aims to reduce the number of those killed and seriously injured on the roads, working towards an overall Vision Zero target by 2040. The strategy also includes targeted action plans to keep cyclists, motorcycle users, senior road users and pedestrians safe on and around Merseyside’s roads:


New Wirral initiatives to assist emergencies on the highways

Two new projects have launched across Wirral to assist in emergency situations, or where people find themselves in a position to help someone in crisis.

Wirral Council has been working in partnership with Merseyside Police and Wirral Mind to co-ordinate these initiatives.

The first project sees new numbered signs installed on motorway bridges to enable the public and the emergency services identify the locations, in the event of an emergency such as road traffic collisions and crisis situations. Merseyside Police have reported delays for the emergency services when callers cannot provide an exact location.

This partnership initiative has been jointly funded by Merseyside Police and Wirral Council, in support of the Road Safety priority theme of Wirral Council’s Community Safety Strategy.

The second project provides members of the public with information, help and guidance on what to do if they see someone in crisis. Free Suicide Awareness training is available to anyone – either online with the Zero Suicide Alliance, or by attending a training session delivered by Wirral Mind. Campaign information leaflets will be shared across the borough, for more information



If you are an instructor or a learner who would like to join and support the engage driving scheme you can find out more here