Redbridge council are working to raise awareness of road safety issues and encourage residents to use safer and sustainable modes of transport.
Redbridge Council is encouraging more residents to cycle whether it's to work, school, the shops, or as part of a fun family outing. If you live, work or study in the Borough you can take advantage of our free cycle training to help keep you safe when cycling on the roads.
For more information, please visit our cycle training and events page
Biker Down! - free safety training for bikers
Biker Down! is a free nationwide scheme that was devised to provide the tools to help bikers if they're involved in a crash. The scheme is a partnership between the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police.
The course lasts roughly three hours and is split into three modules:
- How to manage the scene if you come across a collision
- Immediate Emergency Aid
- Collision prevention and the science of being seen
Sessions take place at Dagenham fire station, 70 Rainham Road North. To find out more information, and to book a place, visit the Biker Down! webpage
TfL motorcycling in London
Motorcyclists can find out more about how to stay safe on London's roads by visiting the TfL website, where you can find more information on training courses on offer, insurance discounts and motorcycle parking.
Road safety online guides
There are two free online guides courtesy of Good Egg Safety that you can view online.
Child car seat safety
Many young children and babies are at risk due to incorrectly fitted car seats. This guide can help you to better understand the guidelines and hazards involved in car seat fitting. Visit the child car seat safety page.
For more information on correctly fitting your child's car seat, you can visit the RoSPA website, where there are 16 free-to-watch videos that cover the four main types of child car seats: rear facing seats, front facing seats, booster seats and high-backed booster seats.
The next steps after passing your driving test can seem daunting. This guide covers buying your first car, insurance, and how to be a safe driver. Visit the new drivers page.
Developed by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) and narrated by the BBC News world affairs editor John Simpson, the short film, titled ‘Stop Killing our Children’, examines how road safety is an issue for all road users, whatever age and mode of travel.
As part of a powerful advertising campaign developed by Transport for London in late 2019, ‘Watch Your Speed’ is a short video which illustrates how speeding is perceived through the perspective of friends and family members.
Driving safely around horses
The British Horse Society has launched a virtual reality film to raise awareness of the safety issues horse riders face on Britain’s roads.
The four messages are:
- Slow down to a maximum of 15mph
- Be patient
- Pass the horse wide and slow, giving at least a car’s width where possible
- Drive slowly away
E-Scooters in Redbridge
The use of electric powered scooters in Redbridge is on the increase, however many residents may not be aware they could be breaking the law. The MET police have produced a leaflet to outline what action could be taken if you are caught riding one on the public highway, or in a public place. They will also be running a series of pop up operations across the borough to reduce the illegal use of e-scooters across the borough.
Currently the only legal way to use an e-scooter on a public road or in a public place will be through one of the Department for Transports ‘Electric scooter Rental trials’. Redbridge is not currently participating in these trials, although other London boroughs are. You can find out more about these London trials on TfLs webpage.