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Road Safety Week

12th November 2019

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week runs from November 18-24 and is supported by the Department for Transport. The theme for this year is Step up for Safe Streets.

The charity Brake founded Road Safety Week in 1997. This is an annual event which raises awareness about road safety and aims to promote steps that everyone can take to prevent deaths and injuries. It inspires schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety now and in the future.

  • Schools can take advantage of road safety week to teach children about the highway code, safety and the dangers when crossing roads preventing accidents.
  • Cycling is one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transport. In the UK only 2% of journeys are travelled by bike. In 2018 Brake promoted ‘Bike Smart’ to give the public greater knowledge and awareness of cyclists on our roads.
  • During Road Safety Week the police carry out roadside checks of vehicles. This highlights the dangers of poorly maintained vehicles and offers advice to drivers. Police may also run speed checks and remind the general public of how speeding is a major cause of accidents.

At Higgs & Sons, our lawyers work with many victims of road collisions and their families. For more advice, contact a member of the personal injury team on 0345 111 5050 or submit an online enquiry via the Higgs & Sons website.

 

 

 

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