The main objective of Dorset Road Safe is to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads by reducing the level and severity of inappropriate and excessive speed and red-light running. The aim is to do this by preventing, detecting and enforcing speed and red light offences, including by encouraging changed driver behaviour, through local safety camera partnership's approved programmes of work. The programme supports Great Britain's Road Safety Strategy and its ambitious targets for casualty reduction.
The Government's Road Safety Strategy, published in 2000, sets targets of a 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured by 2010, compared to the average for 1994-98, and 50% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured.
(Source DFT Handbook of Rules and Guidance for the National Safety Programme for England and Wales for 2005/6)