A number of road safety teams and stakeholders across London are organising events as part of 2016 Road Safety Week and throughout the week we are publishing details of activities being staged across the Capital.
The theme for Road Safety Week 2016 is ‘Make the Brake Pledge’, with the road safety charity asking people to promise to adhere to the six pledge points: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.
To mark the launch of the week, Brake published the results of a survey, which suggests that speeding and distracted drivers are considered the ‘biggest threats on our roads’.
What’s happening around the Capital?
As part of Road safety week, Lewisham Council has made a number of Good Egg Guides available to download from its website.
The guides cover the following areas: new drivers, parents of new drivers, child car seat safety, older road users, motorcycle riders (mopeds and scooters) and cycling for families.
Click here to find out more
City of London (23 Nov)
The City of London Corporation is organising a one-day conference (23 Nov, 4.30 – 8.00pm), titled: ‘Safer in the City – Fun, Healthy & Safer Commuting’.
The event, held at Nomura (1 Angel Lane), will see business representatives hear from leading experts on how to make the commute to work fun, healthy and safer for their staff.
Up to 400,000 commuters arrive in The Square Mile each day, most of whom walk or cycle to their final destination. Active commuting is great for health, air quality, and the environment, it is therefore something that The City of London Corporation wishes to promote.
However, last year 372 people were injured in collisions on the City’s streets, of which 83% were pedestrians or cyclists.
Buzz Road Safety Education
Buzz Road Safety Education will be visiting schools in Sydenham, Beckenham, Harrow and Stepney during Road Safety Week.
Founded by former RSO Keith Gammon in 2011, Buzz offers ‘dynamic, interactive workshops’ to schools, colleges and other organisations.
22 November 2016