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Road Safety Week: Promoting Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Road Safety Week 2015

Britain’s roads are some of the safest in the world, but sadly, accidents do happen. Every day. That’s why road safety charity Brake started Road Safety Week.

family cyclingBrake work with local councils and communities to make streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike, and offer support to victims of road accidents.

Founded in 1997, Road Safety Week works with schools, organisations and communities to raise awareness of road safety and share simple steps that everyone can take to prevent accidents. Organisations such as nurseries, youth clubs, local businesses, sports clubs and local authorities often get on board with the initiative.

This year’s event runs from 23rd-29th November and the theme is Drive Less Live More, with a focus on the benefits of cutting down the amount of driving you do. These benefits include:

  • reducing pollution
  • saving money on fuel costs
  • supporting public transport
  • burning calories through exercise such as walking or cycling
  • making streets safer by removing extra vehicles

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