Brake the speed cycle

Brake is encouraging everyone to Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 2017, which takes place from 20-26 November.

It has pointed out that road traffic accidents are the greatest cause of death among five to 25-year-olds, with five people dying on UK roads every day and 61 being seriously injured.

Brake supports a vision zero approach, which places the emphasis on systems to save lives and the planet, such as 20mph limits in towns and segregated routes for walkers and cyclists.

It is keen to work with parents to prevent these devastating crashes from happening in the first place and has produced lots of free tools and resources to be used during the week – from activity sheets to help engage children to a campaign toolkit to promote safer roads in the community.

For details go to www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk