The Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative was a demonstration project funded by the Department for Transport. It was aimed at tackling particular problems of road safety in disadvantaged communities (as measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation). The project aimed to develop a holistic approach to road safety in disadvantaged communities by encouraging partnership working between local agencies such as transport, health, education, social services, police and others to undertake complementary programmes of work that will directly and indirectly improve the road safety of all road users in the community. In addition to the specific grants to local highways authorities, NRSI included the issuing of guidance on road safety and disadvantage to all LHAs.
The evaluation of the
project was undertaken by a Miskin Group consortium led by Heather
Principal investigators and researchers
October 2004 – Mar 2008
Department for Transport
Papers and reports associated with this study
The report on the evaluation is available from the Department for
Transport’s website as
Road Safety Web Publication No. 19.
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