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									                   Impact Assessment Form and Action Table
   (Expand the boxes as appropriate, please see guidance to assist with completion)
Why are you completing the Impact Assessment?
  Proposed New          Change to Policy or      MTFP or Paper           Service Review or
 Policy or Service           Service                                       SCC Change
                                                                            Programme




What are you completing the Impact         ENV11.02f
Assessment on (which policy, service,      Strategic Planning Group
MTFP reference, cluster etc)?              Reduced Road Safety Operational budget
Section 1 – Description of what is being impact assessed
Reduced Road Safety Operational budget; cuts to the operational budget of £200k. This
budget provides funding for road safety education and training.

Section 2A – People or communities that are targeted or could be affected (for
Equalities - taking particular note of the Protected Characteristic listed in action table)
The main impacts will be a reduced ability to fund road safety activity. However, this cut
makes permanent the in-year savings that have been made in 2011/12, therefore the
impact from current practice to 2012/13 funding levels is minimal-to-zero.

No specific equalities impact as road safety funding is always targeted on a needs basis
at problem / high-risk groups and this can vary based on emerging data and accident
trends. In the current programme road safety activity is focused on vulnerable groups
such as young drivers, users of powered two-wheelers, and older drivers. It is likely that
this will continue.

Section 2B – People that the policy or service is delivered by
This cut will be enacted by the Group Manager for Strategic Planning as budget holder
and implemented by the Road Safety Manager who has operational control over all
road safety activity. This service is delivered largely in-house by qualified road safety
officers assisted by other experts such as accident investigators and road safety
trainers. In 2011/12 this service was delivered in partnership with the Police and Fire
Service (including seconded officers from each service into Somerset’s Road Safety
Team). Both these partners are currently reviewing this arrangement with the likely
outcome being the withdrawal of secondees due to funding pressures in their respective
organisations.

Section 3 – Evidence and data used for the assessment (Attach documents where
appropriate)
This funding reduction was made during 2011/12 as a planned underspend, so there is
reliable evidence that the service can be delivered with this reduced level of funding. In
the past less funding was available for road safety activity due to the need to fund the
safecam partnership (acknowledging that cameras play a role in reducing accidents). In
this time road safety targets have been met and in some cases substantially surpassed,
so there is strong evidence of effectively targeting the available level of resources to
address local road safety needs.
Section 4 – Conclusions drawn about the impact of the proposed change or new
service/policy (Please use prompt sheet for help with what to consider):
                    Key issues to be fed into relevant Action Table
Equality
The road safety programme will continue to be targeted at areas of highest priority
intervention – as determined by the nature of accidents across the county. This focuses
purely on how best to achieve accident reductions, not at delivering programmes for
specific groups at the exclusion of others.
Health and Safety
May have an impact on road safety. As stated above, the team has been operating with
this level of budget in 2011/12 and had a substantially reduced budget when previously
funding the safecam partnership. Therefore the impact is assessed as minimal.
Sustainability
No discernible impact.

Community Safety
As with Health and Safety comment, this cut may have an impact on road safety. As
stated above, the team has been operating with this level of budget in 2011/12 and had
a substantially reduced budget when previously funding the safecam partnership.
Therefore the impact is assessed as minimal.
Privacy
No privacy impacts determined at this time.
Business Risk
Minimal given the reshaping of road safety funding as outlined above. Although not
specifically listed in the county plan as an objective, it does note as an achievement that
‘we greatly reduced the number of people killed and seriously injured on Somerset’s
roads’.
RAG rating as 4 (Green): Slight (2) x Minor (2).
Section 5 – After consideration please state your final recommendations based on the
findings from the impact assessment. Also include any examples of good practice and
positive steps taken.
Possible to implement as planned, noting the impacts as set out above.

Section 6 – How will the assessment, consultation and outcomes be published and
communicated? E.g. reflected in final strategy, published.
Assessment published and reflected in ongoing Road Safety Action Plan.

Completed by:                          Stephen Walford – Group Manager Strategic
                                       Planning
Date                                   14th Dec 2011
Signed off by:                         Stephen Walford – Group Manager Strategic
                                       Planning
Date                                   5 Jan 2012
Compliance sign off                    Tony Johnson – Corporate Performance Manager
Date                                   16th January 2012
To be reviewed by: (officer name)   Stephen Walford – Group Manager Strategic
                                    Planning
Review date:                        9 March 2012
                                            Equality Impact Assessment Issues and Action Table
Deliverable/             ENV Strategic Planning Group – Road Safety Date                         Dec 2011
Scenario                 Operational Funding Reductions
Identified issue         Actions needed –         Who is responsible      When will the action   How will it be   What is the
drawn from your          how will you             for the actions?        be completed?          monitored?       expected outcome
conclusions              mitigate the                                                                             from the action?
                         issues?
Age

Disability

Gender Reassignment

Marriage and Civil Partnership


Pregnancy and Maternity


Race (including ethnicity or national origin, colour, nationality and Gypsies and Travellers)


Religion and Belief


Sex


Sexual Orientation


Other (including caring responsibilities, rurality, low income, etc)
                  Health and Safety, Sustainability, Community Safety Impact Assessment Issues and Action Table
Service                ENV Strategic Planning Group - Reduced        Date                   Dec 2011
                       Strategic Planning Operational Budget
Areas of increased     Action needed to         Who is responsible   When will the action How will it be          What is the
risk drawn from        mitigate the             for the actions?     be completed?        monitored?              expected outcome
your conclusions       risks/achieve                                                                              from the action?
                       compliance
                                                Health and Safety Issues and Action Table
May have an impact     Effective targeting of   GM Strategic         From 1st April 2012    Via accident stats.   To mitigate the
on road safety. The    resources to high-risk   Planning / Road                                                   impacts of funding
team has been          areas/groups.            Safety Manager                                                    cuts as far as
operating with this                                                                                               possible.
level of budget in
2011/12 and had a
substantially reduced
budget when
previously funding the
safecam partnership.
Therefore the impact
is assessed as
minimal.
                                                 Sustainability Issues and Action Table
                                                      Community Safety Issues and Action Table
May have an impact on        Effective targeting of    GM Strategic        From 1st April 2012   Via accident stats.   To mitigate the
road safety. The team        resources to high-risk    Planning / Road                                                 impacts of funding
has been operating           areas/groups.             Safety Manager                                                  cuts as far as
with this level of budget                                                                                              possible.
in 2011/12 and had a
substantially reduced
budget when previously
funding the safecam
partnership. Therefore
the impact is assessed
as minimal.
                                                       Business Risk Issues and Action Table
Although not                 The risk is assessed      GM Strategic        From April 1st 2012   Via accident stats.   To mitigate the
specifically listed in the   as minimal given the      Planning / Road                                                 impacts of funding
county plan as an            reshaping of road         Safety Manager                                                  cuts as far as
objective, it does note      safety funding as                                                                         possible.
as an achievement that       outlined above.
‘we greatly reduced the
number of people killed
and seriously injured on
Somerset’s roads’.
Therefore this,
combined with
reputational damage if
road safety statistics
were to increase,
determines that there is
a business risk from
this cut.
Privacy Issues and Action Table

								
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