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South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
Frequently asked questions

Here is a list of some of our most frequently asked questions:

1. I'm concerned about speeding in my area - what can I do?

Speeding is an issue of concern in many communities across South Yorkshire. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) partners are working hard to keep you informed about what can be done to address this problem.
Nationally, inappropriate speed contributes to around 12% of all injury collisions reported to the police, 13% of crashes resulting in a serious injury and 24% of collisions that result in a death. This includes both ‘excessive speed’, when the speed limit is exceeded, but also driving or riding within the speed limit when this is too fast for the conditions at the time (for example, in poor weather, poor visibility or in an area of high pedestrian activity).       
Speeding traffic can also create fear, which means that people are deterred from making active travel choices, limiting their opportunities and denying them the many benefits that cycling and walking can bring.
As a Safer Roads Partnership we shall endeavour to do all we can to manage speeds on the road network, but ultimately it is the responsibility of all drivers and riders to drive within the speed limit and at a speed which is appropriate for the conditions at the time. Partners across South Yorkshire will continue to work together  to deliver their respective duties; educating road users about their responsibility to use our roads safely, designing and maintaining roads to provide clear visual and physical cues of what the speed limit is and enforcing speed limits and road traffic laws.

Click here to find a full list of options relating to speeding concerns.

2. I'm concerned about inconsiderate parking

Different types of parking issues are dealt with by either the police or local authority.

Police deal with parking issues that cover;
  • Double white lines
  • Obstruction
  • Bends
  • Brows of hills
    For more information click here
Your local council deals with parking issues covering;
  • Double / single yellow lines
  • Bus stops clearways
  • Clearways
  • Double parking
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • For Barnsley click here
  • For Sheffield click here
  • For Rotherham click here
  • For Doncaster click here

3. How can I find out about collisions in my area?

Using our 'how to guide', our manager Joanne Wehrle will talk you through our data portal and the information available on casualty stats.

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For further information about SYSRP and our campaigns and initiatives, or if you have any queries, then contact us using this form or drop an email to

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