Road Safety Week 20th - 26th November 2017
Published on 20 November 2017 by Sarah Dunne
This week it’s Road Safety Week, organised by Brake Charity, and the theme this year is Speed Down Save Lives.
Speeding is still a major problem in the UK. It causes needless crashes, untold suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives.
Driving is unpredictable and if something unexpected happens on the road ahead – such as a child stepping out from between parked cars – it is a driver’s speed that will determine whether they can stop in time and, if they can’t stop, how hard they will hit.
We can all play our part in raising awareness about the dangers of driving too fast and this year's campaign focuses on:
Speed causes deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Rural roads are not race tracks.
20mph is the only safe speed in heavily built-up areas used by pedestrians and cyclists.
Going slow = stopping in time.
Speed is scary and noisy. It stops communities being enjoyable places for children and families to walk, talk and play.
Speed cameras work. They save lives.
Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) is an important development that is likely to be fitted to all vehicles in the future.
For more information please visit: www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/