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Road Safety

West Lothian Council carries out a range of initiatives in it's Road Safety Plan for improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and car users.

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Each year, we carry out a programme to identify locations where injury accidents are a cause for concern and we try to devise engineering measures to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.
The council recognises that it is important to consider road safety at the design stages of new schemes as opposed to having to address safety problems at a later date.
West Lothian Council is responsible for providing School Crossing Patrol Guides, to schools throughout West Lothian, to help children cross busy roads on their way to and from school.
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Local speed limits are set by the council in accordance with national guidance.
Every year, around 75 people are killed or seriously injured on West Lothian roads and a further 500 are slightly injured.