Taking home the message about road safety

Date: 21 November 2016

Road Safety Week 2016

For the last few winters, we have attended around 5,000-6,000 RTCs so we know first-hand the consequences that fewer daylight hours in the mornings and evenings and adverse weather can cause.

As part of www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk this week, we’re encouraging everyone to think about how they can use roads better whether you’re using a vehicle, are on foot, or using a bicycle, scooter, and so on. And you can do your bit to help support Road Safety Week by ‘Making the pledge’ with charity Brake, which runs the awareness week, here.

Meanwhile, it’s worth remembering some common sense advice:

  • Check the expected weather conditions before head out
  • If you’re driving, ensure that your windscreen and mirrors are clear of ice and greasy residues
  • Make sure you can be seen however you’re using the roads and paths
  • Be aware of vulnerable road users and be extra vigilant by schools
  • Check your vehicle has adequate anti-freeze levels and ensure the tyre tread depths are legal and they’re adequately  inflated.

Visit  #winterwise between 21st and 27th November whether you use Twitter or facebook, and all of our Wise Up For Winter work can be found here. Our #winterwise work supports the national NHS Stay Well campaign, and includes information on flu, keeping warm, and managing health in the winter months.

  • Summary:

    For the last few winters, we have attended around 5,000-6,000 RTCs so we know first-hand the consequences that fewer daylight hours in the mornings and evenings and adverse weather can cause.