The theme for Road Safety Week 2019 will be “Step up for Safe Streets”. Taking place between 18-24 November and coordinated by road safety charity Brake, the Week will encourage everyone to “step up” and learn about, shout about and celebrate the design-led solutions that can enable everyone to get around in safe and healthy ways, every day.
Road Safety Week 2019 will share how a focus on design can stop human error from causing death or serious injury on the roads, can encourage walking and cycling, and can make sure that the air is clean, helping keep everyone safe, fit and healthy.
“Road Safety Week provides a unique opportunity, every year, to focus the public, organisations and policy-makers’ attention on the importance of road safety,” said Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns for Brake. “With someone being killed or seriously injury on a British road every 20 minutes, each one a preventable tragedy, there is still huge progress to be made.”
The week-long campaign encourages everyone to “step up” for road safety:
- Everyone can step up by pledging to use roads safely, minimise vehicle use and shout out for design-led solutions.
- Schools can help young people step up and learn how to create a safe and healthy future and shout out for change.
- Organisations can step up their policies and procedures to ensure they choose design-led solutions.
- Emergency service professionals can step up to highlight their vital role in helping keep us safe.
- Policy-makers can step up by developing and mandating proven design-led solutions.
Visit the Road Safety Week website for more information.