Road Safety Week
Since a member of staff was severely impacted by a road traffic accident, we have made it an aim to support safety on our roads. We can keep your vehicles safe for road use, but there is more to road safety…
We’re supporting the charity, Brake, to raise awareness of Road Safety and share how their campaign this year encourages us to wear bright colours! If you are driving this time of year, you must have noticed the people you can’t now see crossing the road because they’re wearing dark colours? Or the number of cyclists without lights… or even the scooters on the road without lights or reflective clothing. Or the number of cars who have ‘day running lights’ or who haven’t adjusted their speed to the road conditions.
Day running lights don’t illuminate the rear of the car! Switch all your lights on whether driver or cyclist, and if you’re a pedestrian, wear brighter clothing… Be Bright, Be Seen!
What’s it about?
Road Safety Week is Brake’s biggest road safety campaign. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to shout out for road safety where they live and work.
The theme of Road Safety Week 2022 is SAFE ROADS FOR ALL, bringing people together to raise awareness that every life on our roads matter, and every death and injury is preventable.
Road Safety Week draws attention to key areas of road safety the government supports, including safe roads, safe vehicles and speeds, the new hierarchy of road users, and the importance of inclusivity to keep us all safe on the roads, no matter who we are or how we travel.
Why is Road Safety Week so important?
• Every 22 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a UK road
• Every day, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in the UK
• In 2021, 1,558 people were killed on roads in Britain, and more than 25,000 people suffered serious injuries
• Road crashes are devastating events for families, friends and communities.
• Road Safety Week gives us all the opportunity to remember those killed or injured on UK roads and raise funds to help Brake care for road victims and campaign for safe roads for all.
To find out more, go to www.brake.org.uk/RSW