The theme for UK Road Safety Week 2020 has been announced as “No need to speed”.
Brake, the road safety charity, unveiled the theme following findings that just a quarter of people think vehicles travel at a safe speed on the street where they live.
Taking place between 16-22 November, Road Safety Week 2020 will encourage everyone to learn the what, the why, and the where of speed and will highlight that whether someone is walking to school, cycling into town or driving for work, the speed of traffic matters to their safety.
Organisations are encouraged to step up their policies and procedures to ensure that their employees travel at safe speeds and understand why this is so important.
“Road Safety Week provides a unique opportunity, every year, to focus attention on how the safety of our roads impacts all our daily lives,” said Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns for Brake, the road safety charity. “Speed plays a part in every crash and just 1mph can mean the difference between life and death on the roads. This Road Safety Week we want to help everyone understand why speed matters and to join together to say there is ‘No need to speed’ on our roads.”
To participate in Road Safety Week, register for a free action pack at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.