With winter drawing ever closer, as do the dark and rainy nights. Making it an ideal time for Road Safety Week, commencing 17th Nov 2014.
Whether we use cars, bikes or walk to get around, it usually involves being on or near a road. Some road users are more vulnerable therefore need protecting from those of us driving, and not everyone wants to make a fashion statement wearing the full high visibility ensemble (although a flashing light or jacket is advisable!).
This year Road Safety Week is asking everyone to look out for each other on the roads, as simply a lack of concentration can result in a road accident. The aim is to encourage drivers to slow down to 20mph in communities, look longer, take it slower at junctions and bends, and allow people plenty of space.
However it’s not all doom and gloom! It will instil good driving habits, especially among learner drivers and it may also provide people more confidence to travel on foot or bike.
As well as improving your own driving habits, ensure your car is up to the job in winter by checking your tyres on a monthly basis. Inspect tyres for any cracks, bulges (minds out the gutter please) and embedded objects. For further info check out the Tyre Safe winter tips.
Like what you’ve heard so far? Show your commitment to care and compassion on roads by making and sharing Brake’s Pledge.