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Road safety

We aim to promote road safety through a range of programmes with our partners.

  • Highway Code is essential reading for everyone and includes rules on:
  • pedestrians
  • drivers and motorcyclists
  • traffic signs and road markings
  • driving in adverse weather conditions
  • Find out about local and national speed limits. The speed limit is the absolute maximum - it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive at this speed in all conditions.
  • Motorcycling Matters is a forum for anybody with an interest in enjoyable and safe motorcycling in Bedfordshire and Luton.
  • Think! advice, education and campaigns on road safety
  • Bikeability is the Department of Transport’s cycle safety and training programme for schools and adults. 
  • Travel Bedford offers information on local cycling clubs, help to choose a bike and bike safety.
  • Sustrans is a charity that works to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
For more information email the Highways Helpdesk on