Road Safety Week

Police will be stepping up traffic enforcement to catch drivers putting others at risk during the national initiative which is launched today.

Road safety charity, Brake which coordinates the week, have also launched a Look out for each other campaign. The aim is to help stop the 'five deaths and 61 serious injuries' that happen every day on UK roads and particularly to protect people on foot and bike. Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, the Association of Chief Police Officers' national lead for roads policing, said: "Road Safety Week is a great opportunity for forces and partners to engage with their local communities to deliver important road safety messages and undertake enforcement activities in support of Brake's week." As part of the campaign, Brake and partners- RSA and Specsavers have revealed the below statistics. • Two fixed penalties for 'careless driving' or speeding issued every minute
• Two in five (41%) UK primary school children say they have been hit or nearly hit by a vehicle while on foot or bike Members of the public can show their support for the look out for each other campaign on social media using hashtags: #RoadSafetyWeek and #LookOutForEachOther. Read more about the campaign. 
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