Issue details

Policy for the use of mirrors on the Highway in Kent - 12/01931

Agree an updated policy on the use of mirrors on the highway in Kent.


How the decision  relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

As part of Driving economic prosperity in BS4K it refers to delivering the priorities set out in our integrated transport strategy Growth Without Gridlock (GWG). Within GWG road safety is stated as a constant priority for central and local government.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

Currently KCC do not support the use of mirrors on the Highway despite many other Highway Authorities allowing them. Limited use of mirrors at specific locations may assist in delivering our key objective of reducing road causalities.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/12/2012

Decision due: Not before 1st Oct 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Andy Corcoran, Traffic Schemes & Member Highway Fund Manager Email:

Consultation process




Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

Gather Information from key stakeholders on proposed policy

Key consultee groups

Kent Police

Start and finish dates of consultation.


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.


Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment


Informing Only (Who and when)


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

20 September 2012


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?

Key priority of improving road safety is within Business Plan and proposed policy will assist with this priority.


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

All Members


Financial implications: Andy Corcoran, Traffic Schemes & Member Highway Fund Manager

Legal implications: 12/01931

Equalities implications: N/a