This week is Road Safety Week, coordinated by the road safety charity Brake.

It’s the UK’s biggest road safety event with thousands of schools, communities and organisations getting involved each year. Road Safety Week strives to inspire communities to promote road safety both during the week and beyond.

The theme this year is ‘Look out for each other’, focusing particularly on encouraging drivers to drive 20mph or lower in communities, giving road users plenty of room and looking for longer at junctions.

Being discourteous on the roads can lead to tragedy, with many people getting injured or even killed because a driver was going too fast or because they didn’t look for long enough at a junction.

 

[symple_box color=”gray” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””] Fact: Every day, 5 people are killed and 61 people are seriously injured on UK roads.¹
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Get involved:

  • Make the Brake Pledge to protect you and the people around you, build safer communities, and help save the planet.

Got an insurethebox policy? If you follow the Brake pledge by driving at a sensible speed and taking regular breaks, you could earn Bonus Miles throughout the year and have the chance to save money at renewal.
 

  • Like Brake on Facebook or follow them on Twitter – use the hashtag #RoadSafetyWeek to tweet your support.
  • Ask your MP to sign an early day motion in support of Road Safety Week and encourage them to support Brake’s campaign for 20mph limits.
  • Register for a free action pack to find out how you can promote Road Safety Week at your school, workplace or local community.
  • Get fundraising – help prevent deaths and injuries on roads and support victims of road accidents by raising money for Brake charity.

 
Please visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk for more information.


Sources:

[1] http://www.brake.org.uk/news/1308-rsw14-national .