Road Safety Week 2022 – 14th – 20th November
Next week is Road Safety Week, a campaign run by Brake, a charity dedicated to supporting people bereaved and seriously injured in accidents on the road. They also campaign tirelessly for safer roads and the rights of road victims.
Every year during Road Safety Week schools, organisations and communities come together to share important road safety messages, remember people affected by road death and injury and to raise funds to help Brake continue with their vital work making the roads safer for everyone.
Road Safety Week is a valuable opportunity to help teach children about the dangers of the roads and to help them get involved with projects and activities at school to spread awareness but it is not just for younger people and is also a great time for employers to promote road safety to their staff and local communities.
This year the theme of Road Safety Week is ‘Safe Roads For All’ which aims to bring together communities and professionals to highlight everyone’s right to make safe and healthy journeys on the roads.
The campaign is aiming to raise awareness of key areas of road safety supported by the Government including safe roads, safe vehicles and speeds, the new hierarchy of road users and the importance of inclusivity to keep everyone safe on the roads regardless of who they travel.
There are three things that everyone can do to help support the fight for safer roads for all:
- THINK about how we can all use roads safely to protect ourselves and other road users
- UNDERSTAND how safe roads can enable everyone to make safe and healthy journeys
- REMEMBER road crash victims and share their stories
Road Safety Week is the perfect time to get involved and support Brake’s vital work by doing something fun to help to raise funds– this could be a sponsored activity, a bake sale of a charity quiz. Everyone is busy but you could also spare some time to read an article or blog on road safety and keep up to date with all of the current issues affected road users in the UK.
Also take some time to consider small changes you can make to keep everyone safe on the road including planning your journey and leaving plenty of time so you are not rushing or driving too fast, don’t get distracted when driving and don’t look at your phone when walking. If you are in a car make sure everyone is wearing their seatbelt and if you are walking or cycling at night have a torch with you and have lights on your bike. Just taking a bit of extra care on the roads can make a huge difference.
At Hodge Jones & Allen we are proud to support such a wonderful charity who do so much to support injured and bereaved people and their families. Karen Calverley and Karen Mann from our Personal Injury Team will be raising awareness on behalf of Brake at Watford Gap Services on 18th November 2022.
Learn more about how we help people who have suffered from Road Traffic Accidents.