Road Safety Week 2017

Speed Down Save Lives is the message for Road Safety Week 2017.

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Thousands of schools, organisations and communities are taking action on road safety and promoting life-saving messages during the week of 20-26 November and beyond. The Speed Down Save Lives campaign states: “In the UK speeding is still a major problem. It causes needless crashes, untold suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives.” To raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast the campaign is promoting the following messages:
  • speed causes deaths and serious injuries on our roads
  • rural roads are not race tracks
  • 20mph is the only safe speed in heavily built-up areas used by pedestrians and cyclists
  • going slow = stopping in time
  • speed is scary and noisy. It stops communities being enjoyable places for children and families to walk, talk and play
  • speed cameras work. They save lives.
  • Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) is an important development that is likely to be fitted to all vehicles in the future.
The Brain Injury Group is once again involved in Road Safety Week. This network of brain injury solicitors and other professionals works with primary schools across the country to engage children in discussions and activities that promote road safety. Teenager, Molly spent time receiving rehabilitation following a road accident. You can watch some of her experience in this short film. Molly was involved in a road accident outside her house and airlifted to hospital in 2014. After six months in hospital Molly moved to The Children’s Trust – the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. The film shows how rehabilitation and Molly’s courage and determination helped the teenager learn to walk and talk again.
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