Road safety

We work with schools, nurseries, colleges and local community groups and businesses to to reduce road collisions and casualties and raise awareness of road safety issues across the borough. 

Road safety education and work with schools 

We visit schools to help children learn about road safety. Children respond to lively, stimulating lessons and it is our aim to make these sessions memorable for the children as well as providing them with advice that could help prevent them being injured on our roads.

Junior road safety officers

Two children from year 5 are recruited to becomejunior road safety officers at their school. Their job is to promote road safety issues within the school and local community, becoming the school's road safety champions.

School keep clear markings

You can be fined for parking on keep clear marking outside schools - you're putting children and others at risk if you park or wait on them during school drop off and pick up times as it makes it difficult for other drivers to see them behind the parked cars.

Cycle training

Cycling is a healthy, low cost, environmentally friendly way to travel, as well as a good way to keep fit. We offer a variety of free cycle skills activities for people who live, work or study in Hackney to improve cycling skills and confidence. Sessions are available seven days a week, and we can arrange them at times and locations to suit you.

Drivers and motorcyclists

20mph speed limit - Hackney is a 20 miles per hour borough

Some red routes, which are managed by TfL, such as the section of the A10 from Shoreditch to Dalston also have a 20mph speed limit. There are speed limit signs at the entry to all 20 mph routes as well as repeater signs or road markings.

Help make your community safer by volunteering with Community Roadwatch

Volunteers work in partnership with the Metropolitan and City of London Police, and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding motorists.

Motorist over the speed limit will be notified, and their information will then be known to the police should further action be needed.

You'll be working alongside police community support officers and will be given full training to identify speeding motorists and each sessions usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours.

To volunteer, you need to be over 18 years old.

Simply email your name, borough and contact details to, and someone will be in touch. 

School crossing patrol officers

Our school crossing patrol officers operate in places where it's difficult to cross the road on the way to and from school.

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