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About us

London Road Safety Unit

Who we are

There is a wide range of professionals contributing to the work of LRSU and the strength of their combined skills, with departments working together, maximises their results. The six main strategic areas in LRSU cover the following, all providing a coherent, holistic approach to reducing collisions and casualties:

Charts, reports and a pen next to a keyboard.

Data & research

Information collected by the police at the scene of a collision in London is sent to the data and research team where it is stored in a database of all London collisions.

An engineer studies a blueprint.

Engineering

The engineering team works with the LRSU data team to identify locations on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) and borough roads with a high number of collisions.

Children in a classroom.

Education

Collision data is used to identify age groups, road users and locations where road safety education programmes could help to reduce the number of people injured on the road.

Motorcyclists and moped riders in London.

Motorcycle unit

The motorcycle unit works with traffic police officers and European authorities to run motorcycle safety projects, enforcement and work related road safety.

The front of a speed camera.

Cameras & ISA

The LSCP identifies locations for speed and red light cameras. Intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) technology is being developed to reduce collisions.

A still from the 'Kid Again' multimedia campaign.

Campaigns

Innovative multimedia and promotional campaigns are developed by the education team, motorcycle unit and LSCP to communicate important road safety messages.