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NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

21 November 2016 - 27 November 2016

Free

This year's Road Safety Week campaign is asking the nation to pledge to try and increase safety for everyone when travelling around their borough.

This important week runs from 21 - 27 November 2016.

The pledge calls for people to drive less and, if they do not drive, to do everything they can to protect themselves and the people around them.

There are six main areas to make a positive change, and below are some ideas of what you could pledge:

SLOW

Drivers – I'll stay under limits, and slow down to 20mph around schools, homes and shops to protect others. I'll slow right down for bends, brows and bad weather, and avoid overtaking.
Everyone – I'll speak out for slowing down and help drivers understand that the slower they drive, the more chance they have of avoiding a crash and saving a life.

SOBER

Drivers – I'll never drive after drinking any alcohol or drugs – not a drop, not a drag.
Everyone - I'll plan ahead to make sure I, and anyone I'm with, can get home safely and I'll never get a lift with drink/drug drivers. I'll speak out if someone's about to drive on drink or drugs.

SECURE

Drivers – I'll make sure everyone in my vehicle is belted up on every journey, and kids smaller than 150cm are in a proper child restraint. I'll choose the safest vehicle I can and ensure it's maintained.
Everyone – I'll belt up on every journey, and make sure friends and family do too.

SILENT

Drivers – I'll never take or make calls, read or type when driving. I'll put communication devices out of reach, and stay focussed on the road.
Everyone – I'll never chat on the phone to someone else who's driving.

SHARP

Drivers – I'll stay focussed on safe driving. I'll take regular breaks and never drive if I'm tired, stressed or on medication that affects driving. I'll get my eyes tested every two years and wear glasses or lenses at the wheel if I need them.
Everyone – I'll look out for friends and loved ones by ensuring they only drive if they're fit for it, and rest if they're tired.

SUSTAINABLE

Everyone – I'll minimise the amount I drive, or not drive at all. I'll get about by walking, cycling or public transport as much as I can, for road safety, the environment and my health.

FIND OUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED HERE...

Details

Start:
21 November 2016
End:
27 November 2016
Cost:
Free