Road Safety Week runs from November 16th to November 22nd. The week, organised by ‘Brake’, a road safety charity, is an annual event and the biggest road safety awareness event in the UK. You can register with Brake to run a road safety event, and they will send you an electronic action pack to aid you in your event.
During Road Safety Week, thousands of organisations, schools and communities take part, with road safety demonstrations, events, awareness video screenings, talks and more. Each year the event has a theme.
During Road Safety Week, the police often do roadside checks of vehicles for safety, highlighting the dangers of poorly maintained vehicles and offering advice to drivers, or running speed checks and reminding the general public of how speeding is a major cause of accidents and contributor to deaths through road accidents.
Schools can take advantage of road safety week to teach children about the highway code for example, or safety when crossing roads, cycling proficiency tests, and the importance of cycle helmets and high visibility when cycling,
Riding Stables can hold safety talks for riders who ride on the road, and members of the public can be reached through press, media, and public events that remind them of safe driving techniques, statistics relating to bad driving and road accidents, use of mobile phones at the wheel, and more.
The event has great scope to reach many people across the nation and remind them of road safety, thus potentially preventing many accidents.