We all use roads or walk on streets alongside them on a daily basis, either travelling for work, enjoying getting out to run or cycle, or walking children home from school. However although we use them on a frequent basis, we sometimes do not think about the dangers on our roads. Sadly, every day five people die on UK roads.
Brake, the road safety charity believe that every death on the roads is needless and preventable. They work to promote road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies. Brake is also a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury.
Road safety affects all of us, and we can all play a part in making roads safer. That’s why this year the theme for Road Safety Week, 17-23 November, is ‘look out for each other’.
Brake is encouraging people to register now online at the Road Safety Week website to take part in the week, and raise awareness of the ways that we can all play a part in making roads safer. That might include campaigning for 20mph default urban speed limits as part of their GO 20 campaign, making the Brake Pledge and encouraging others to do so, or organising fundraisers for Brake to support our work.
Road Safety Week is now in its 18th year. In 2013, almost 8,000 educators, communities, employers, organisations and individuals registered to take part. This year they hope that the week will be bigger than ever and Brake is calling for you to take part to help this happen.Home › Blog › Making Roads Safer