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Step up for Safe Streets

  • Monday November 18, 2019

Did you know that every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on a UK road? Do you realise that each of these tragedies is preventable? #StepUp and shout out for safe streets this #RoadSafetyWeek

Road Safety Week is running from the 18th-24th November 2020.

The road safety charity Brake has published a press release today saying:

“Nearly a third of adults were in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year. The research, from a survey of 2,000, has been published to highlight the level of danger felt on UK roads and to encourage people to “Step Up for Safe Streets” for national Road Safety Week 2019, launched today.

“Brake’s research highlights the large number of the population who have experienced danger on the roads first-hand, with 1 in 3 adults stating that they’ve experienced a collision or near miss with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year. This proportion rises to more than half when just young adults (18-34-year-olds) are concerned.

“Crashes and near misses can have a significant impact on people’s perceptions of safety, making streets feel less welcoming and holding people back from choosing to walk and cycle – modes of transport which have support from the road safety community and Government as they reduce car use, and so the level of danger on the roads, as well as improving public health.

“Brake delivers support to road crash victims and knows the devastation that such incidents cause to families every day – on average, there is a death or serious injury on a UK road every 20 minutes. The charity believes that every road death and serious injury is preventable and is urging everyone to think about how they can “Step Up for Safe Streets” for Road Safety Week, sharing inspiring stories of supporters who are campaigning to reduce the danger on roads, to help inspire others”.

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