Vision Zero: A Collaborative Initiative to Reduce Deaths and Serious Injuries on Devon & Cornwall’s Roads

This is from the Vision Zero website (

Vision Zero is a collaborative project between a number of organisations across Devon and Cornwall. The one thing they all share is a commitment to cut the number of deaths and serious injuries in the region to zero.

Vision Zero is led by a partnership board which includes a wide range of experts from all around the South West including senior police and fire officers, leading clinicians, councillors and the police and crime commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The board meets four times a year to discuss ideas and decide what actions can be taken to further drive down the number of people killed or seriously injured.

Vision Zero’s ambition is to cut road deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2040 – and to reduce current numbers by 50% by 2030.

In 2021, 47 people were killed and 647 were seriously injured on the roads of Devon and Cornwall. That number MUST come down. While the region is one of the safest when it comes to road safety, we believe that any death or serious injury is too many.

Visit the website ( to learn more about the initiative and to read some case histories.