‘Safe Roads For All’ has been announced as the theme for this year’s Road Safety Week, which takes place between 14-20 November.
Established by Brake more than 20 years ago, Road Safety Week is one of the highlights of the calendar, bringing together communities and professionals.
Breaking from tradition, this year’s campaign will see a specific audience focus on each day to highlight the breadth of people, organisations and community groups who use the roads:
- Monday (14 Nov): people travelling in active ways, such as cycling, walking or riding horses
- Tuesday: disabled road users
- Wednesday: children, parents, young people, families, educators
- Thursday: motorcyclists
- Friday: businesses, employers and fleets
- Saturday: Drivers
- Sunday: road crash victims, including commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Brake hopes to raise awareness of key road safety issues, including safe vehicles and speeds, the recent update to the Highway Code and the new hierarchy of road users, and the importance of inclusivity.
The ‘Safe Roads For All’ theme was set following discussions with representatives from community groups, the police, Government, businesses, educators and other charities.
Rachel Hayward, head of research, policy and development at Brake, said: “We all use roads and deserve to feel safe when we move around, whether we walk, ride, drive or use public transport.
“Everyone’s safety on roads matters, whether we are young or old, wherever we live and whatever our ability. We also all have the right to breathe clean air and be able to move around our communities and between places in ways that are safe and healthy for us and the planet.
“This is at the heart of this year’s campaign and we would encourage everyone to take part by visiting the Road Safety website for more information and to sign up.”
11 May 2022