Road safety is a key priority for Leeds City Council. We are working closely with West Yorkshire Police and the West Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Service to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on our roads. We work with schools in Leeds to teach road safety workshops for children and provide a variety of resources for the local community.

Operation SPARC

Operation SPARC (Supporting Partnership Action to Reduce Road Casualties) is a pilot project developed by Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to address dangerous driving linked to fatal and high severity collisions. It is also addressing other anti-social driving and supports the Council’s ambitions to encourage more people to walk or cycle by making the roads in Leeds safer for everyone.

The project targets drivers who are speeding, using mobile phones or are suspected to be under the influence of drugs or drink while driving. Additionally, people deemed to be driving aggressively or detected as driving without insurance will face enforcement.

Since launching in July 2020, police officers have dealt with 746 drivers. Find more information here.

Useful Resources

Apply for a Speed Indicator Device

‘Morning After’ drink-drive calculator

Tyre Safety Checklist

Student Guide to Road Safety

Safer Roads Media Submissions