Road Safety Action Plan

​On November 6, 2023, Chatham-Kent Council approved the Chatham-Kent Road Safety Action Plan. This plan outlines a path forward to improve safety for all users of our roads and streets. You can find the full plan here:

Road Safety Action Plan Report

Key Points


The Road Safety Action Plan addresses fatal and major collisions on roadways under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Over the 5 years from 2018 through 2023, 38 people, or approximately eight (8) people per year, were fatally injured in collisions on Chatham-Kent roads; this number is approximately double the provincial average per capita. To address this issue, the Road Safety Action Plan has been developed, using measures that have worked in other jurisdictions to address the emphasis areas identified from trends in Chatham-Kent road collision fatalities and major injuries.

Emphasis Areas

Five years of collision data were reviewed to identify common themes and patterns in fatal and major injury collisions in Chatham-Kent. Based on this review, the following emphasis areas were used for development of the Road Safety Action Plan:

  • Collision Types 
    • Roadway departure collisions
    • Nighttime/dusk collisions on unilluminated roadways
  • Infrastructure 
    • Roadway operating speeds
  • People 
    • Impaired driving
    • Seat belt use
    • Pedestrians
  • Vehicles 
    • Cyclists
    • Off-road vehicles
    • Motorcycles