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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Road safety

road safety

Stockton Council provides a wide range of services and advice to reduce casualties on our roads.

In addition to keeping the roads and pavements safe and clear through regular maintenance and cleaning we also provide:

  • Child Car Seats -advice and free checks on the buying, fitting and use of child car seats are available from an IOSH accredited officer. Further information on in car safety can be found at  - Good Egg Child Car Seat Safety.
  • Cycle trainingwe have a team of professional instructors who deliver school based Bikeability (National Standard) cycle training to Year 5, 6 & 7 pupils. For more information on Bikeability please visit the Bikeability website.

Schools Education Programme:

  • KS1 Roadshow, featuring Arnie Armadillo, this interactive roadshow explores the important messages of being safe whilst out and about and always holding someone’s hand.
  • KS2 Roadshow, incorporating our Enforcement Team, another interactive roadshow that looks at different types of safe crossing areas, be bright be seen, distractions and safe parking outside schools. 
  • Crucial Crew for Year 6 pupils, a multi-agency interactive safety event held each September.  
  • Road Safety Quiz for Year 6 pupils which takes place between November and December each year.
  • Ghost Street for Year 7 pupils, a discussion based session exploring risk taking behavior featuring the award winning Ghost Street film

Other Initiatives:

  • Walk to School Week
  • Child Safety Week
  • Road Safety Week
  • Drink Drive Campaign including our 'pop up' Measures Bar
  • Secondary School Transition
  • Talks to parents groups
  • Work with Surestart and Children's Centres
  • Older Driver Advice
  • Winter Driving Tips

For further details on any of the above please contact Peter Fleming on 01642 526737 or email 


School Crossing Patrol

We operate a Crossing Patrol service at more than 40 locations across the Borough.

Drivers should be aware that they are required by law to stop when requested to do so by a Crossing Patroller. Any motorist caught ignoring or abusing a patroller will have their details passed on to the police for prosecution - motorists who fail to do so risk a fine of up to £1000 and 6 penalty points on their license.

Parents and children should use the patrols provided and follow the guidance of the Patroller when crossing.

Cyclists wishing to cross the road need to be aware that it is a legal requirement for them to dismount as the patroller will not stop traffic for them.

For more information about our Crossing Patrol Service please contact 01642 393939 or email us at 


Cycling - A19 Alternative Route

In July 2015 Highways England implemented a decision to ban cycling on the A19 between the A689 Wolviston Interchange in the north and the A174 Interchange in the south following consultation with stakeholders. 


The downloadable map shows an alternative route for cyclists heading north or south through the Borough avoiding this section of the A19.


Road Casualty Review

This report is published annually and incorporates road collision and casualty statistics and trends in the Borough. It assists in providing the basis for many of the road safety studies and initiatives throughout the year. You can view the Road Casualty Review Report for 2015 by opening the link below:

Road Casualty Review 2016 

If you require any additional information please contact Anthony Wilton on 01642 527311 or email