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How to register your family or community for UK Road Safety Week

by EDUCATION talk

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, which involves thousands of communities, schools and organisations each year.

This year’s event will take place from 18–24 November.

Road Safety Week has been inspiring young people for 22 years and is coordinated with the support of the Department for Transport.

It’s a great chance for community groups, families and schools to take action on local road safety issues and raise awareness to prevent needless casualties 

Road safety charity, Brake, which coordinates the event, is encouraging parents and community leaders to register online for a free action pack and get ideas on campaigning for safer local roads.

This year’s Road Safety Week, coordinated with the support of the Department for Transport (DfT), and sponsored by Specsavers and Kwik Fit, is encouraging everyone to ‘Step up for Safe Streets’.

The Week will focus on how everyone can ‘step up’ and do their bit for road safety.

There will be an emphasis on encouraging people to learn about, shout about and celebrate the design solutions that can enable everyone to get around in a safe and healthy way, every day.

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager for Brake, said: “We believe that it is everyone’s human right to be able to get around in a safe and healthy way every day.

With far too many people still being killed and seriously injured on our roads, this Road Safety Week we want everyone to “Step up for Safe Streets” and learn about, shout about and celebrate the amazing design-led solutions that can help us end this suffering and create a safe and healthy future for all.”

Register now for Road Safety week

About Brake

Brake is a national road safety and sustainable transport charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop the needless deaths, serious injuries and pollution occurring on our roads every day.

We work to make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes.

Brake’s vision is a world where there are zero road deaths and injuries, and people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair.

We do this by pushing for legislative change through national campaigns, community education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week.

Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Road crashes are not accidents…

…they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps.

Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

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