Road safety teams across the Capital are participating in Road Safety Week 2018 which raises awareness about the importance of protecting those on two wheels.
What’s happening in your borough?
Throughout Road Safety Week we will be running a daily news update covering what’s happening around the Capital. Simply send details of your activities by email to Edward Seaman and we’ll feature them in our roundup.
Organised annually in November by the road safety charity Brake, Road Safety Week provides an opportunity for communities to take action on road safety – and a focal point for professionals to boost road safety awareness and engagement.
Using the theme ‘Bike Smart’, Road Safety Week 2018 (19-26 Nov) will seek to raise awareness about the importance of protecting those on two wheels. Areas of focus will include safe riding behaviours and the importance of appropriate training, clothing and equipment.
Croydon: competition encourages children to think about visibility
Croydon Council is running a ‘Brighten Your Bag’ competition in schools across the borough.
Brighten Your Bag encourages pupils to consider how they are seen while travelling – and teaches them how to make themselves more visible to other road users.
Pupils are invited to get crafty and decorate their school bag with fluorescent and reflective materials – and those who don’t have a bag to decorate can take part by designing a bright bag on paper.
Targeting dangerous behaviour in west London
Accompanied by civil enforcement officers and Met Police officers, Hammersmith & Fulham’s road safety team will be visiting roads around schools and in other locations where there are road safety issues such as dangerous or inconsiderate driving and parking – and where people are ignoring parking restrictions such as ‘school keep clear’ markings.
The partners will also visit locations where residents have expressed road safety concerns, including school crossing patrol sites – and will target motorists and cyclists who ‘put themselves and others in danger through their behaviour’.
Partnership working in The City
In the City of London, the corporation’s road safety team is joining forces with the construction firm Sir Robert McAlpine, City of London Police and the Met Police to run a lunch time community roadshow to remind road users to be #BikeSmart.
The roadshow includes: the opportunity to sign up for free ‘Cycle Skills’ training; a ‘Virtual Reality Exchanging Places’ event which enables cyclists to see for themselves the blind spots from a HGV driver’s perspective; and cycle security marking by the City of London Police.
The road safety team is are also working in partnership with Living Streets, TfL and Sir Robert McAlpine to organise a series of walks across the City highlighting road safety best practice in construction.
What’s happening in your area?
Throughout Road Safety Week we will be running a daily news update covering what’s happening around the country. Simply send details of your activities by email to Edward Seaman at Road Safety News and we’ll feature them in our roundup.