Road safety

Hackney is a 20mph borough

All of our roads have a 20mph speed limit. There are speed limit signs at the entry to all 20mph routes with repeater signs or road markings.

Some red routes, which are managed by TfL, such as the section of the A10 from Shoreditch to Dalston, also have a 20mph speed limit.

Road safety for schools including learning resources

Distractions KS3

This film is to teach children aged 11 to 14 about distractions and road safety.

Talks and workshops for young drivers

Drivers aged 17 to 24 cause around a quarter of traffic collisions on UK roads every year. 

We can deliver talks and workshops on driver safety and the law for pre-drivers, young drivers and passengers in secondary schools, 6th forms and colleges.

To organise pre-driver and young driver workshops, call 020 8356 7070.

The Driving Standards and Vehicle Agency supplies new young drivers with a copy of the FirstCar Young Driver’s Guide. This includes information on buying and owning a vehicle as well as tips and advice on learning to drive and being a new driver. It’s available at driving test centres across Hackney.

More information for young drivers is found at Safe Driving for Life.

Motorcycle road safety

Page updated on: 24 April 2023

Road Safety


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street


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