Road Safety Week

November 12, 2019
Posted by: Sasha Web Adviser

Road Safety Week runs from November 18th to November 24th. It is an annual event and the biggest road safety awareness event in the UK.

During Road Safety Week, thousands of organisations, schools and communities take part, with road safety demonstrations, events, awareness video screenings, talks and more.

During Road Safety Week, the police often do roadside checks of vehicles for safety, highlighting the dangers of poorly maintained vehicles and offering advice to drivers, or running speed checks and reminding the general public of how speeding is a major cause of accidents and contributor to deaths through road accidents.

Schools can take advantage of road safety week to teach children about the highway code for example, or safety when crossing roads, cycling proficiency tests, and the importance of cycle helmets and high visibility when cycling,

Riding Stables can hold safety talks for riders who ride on the road, and members of the public can be reached through press, media, and public events that remind them of safe driving techniques, statistics relating to bad driving and road accidents, use of mobile phones at the wheel, and more.

The event has great scope to reach many people across the nation and remind them of road safety, thus potentially preventing many accidents.

Sasha supports the event

As part of this important national event, Sasha is one of the most focused supporters of these initiative.

Sash, also wants to raise awareness that:

  • Every 24 seconds someone is killed on a road
  • More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year
  • Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5–29
  • At the end of March 2019 were 31.7 million cars licensed in Great Britain, with an average age of 8.4 years (17.5% of all cars are now at least 15 years old).

Find out more about:

Road Safety Week at: www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

Vehicles statistics information at: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/vehicle-licensing-statistics-january-to-march-2019

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