Our Vision is to make Merseyside’s roads a safer environment for everyone.
We work in partnership to improve road safety with a goal of achieving Vision Zero by 2040. We will focus on a safe systems approach to road safety, ensuring: Safe Vehicles, Safe Roads, Safe Behaviour, Safe Speeds, and a victim focused Post-Crash Response.
Merseyside Road Safety Partnership (MRSP)
MRSP is a collaboration of St Helens Council, Wirral Council, Sefton Council, Liverpool City Council, Knowsley Council, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Merseyside Police and the Liverpool City Region. The partnership is also supported by National Highways, North West Ambulance Service, and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and Halton Council.
Our aim is to ensure the safety of all road users while travelling in and around Merseyside.
Since being established, we have seen positive results and a drop in fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.
However you use the roads, this site provides guidance and practical safety advice, as well as the latest news about how we help keep Merseyside safer.
We work together, sharing information, undertaking road safety initiatives and hosting events. Our efforts have seen a reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured across Merseyside as we strive to achieve Vision Zero by 2040.
The Merseyside Road Safety Partnership was formed in 2007 when was recognised too many people were killed or seriously injured on our roads. The shocking figure of over 700 people killed or seriously injured on Merseyside’s roads the previous years demonstrated there was a large challenge ahead.
Observing the 5 year average before the launch of the partnership we see around 59 fatal collisions per year, 690 serious collisions per year and a total of 749 KSIs per year.
Through a combination of engineering, enforcement and education the number of people killed or seriously injured by 2010 was reduced to 511.
The 5 year period that followed the launch of the partnership shows on average 33 fatal collisions per year, 503 serious collisions per year and a total of 536 KSIs per year, this is a reduction in fatal collisions of 44%, a reduction in serious collisions of 27% and a reduction is KSIs of 28%. And while these numbers are positive, we understand they’re still far too high, we have since continued to develop initiatives, introduce engineering solutions and undertake enforcement activities. We believe no one should be killed or seriously injured whilst using the roads.
- Killed or Seriously Injured
A downward trend in KSIs by 2022 demonstrated the effectiveness of the partnership however we recognise that even one person killed on our roads is still one too many. In 2022 we launched the Liverpool City Region Road Safety Strategy, in doing so changed our operating model from thematic groups to a Safe System approach and committing for the first time to a Vision Zero target of 2040.