Step Up for Safe Streets
Every 24 seconds someone is killed on a road. More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5–29.
Road safety affects everyone. It affects whether children can go to the park or walk to school, elderly people can get to the shops, people can take up cycling to get to work or get fit, and families feel safe to get around their neighbourhoods.
For some people, it changes everything. Road crashes and casualties end lives too soon, rip families apart, leave communities reeling in shock and victims feeling alone and without hope.
That's why we are taking part in Road Safety Week - November 18 - 24th run by the road safety charity, Brake. Brake works with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.
Brake's vision is a world where everyone moves in a safe and healthy way, as part of our normal day. The charity works to stop road deaths and injuries; support people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes; and campaign for safe and healthy mobility for all.
As part of Road Safety Week, we'd like you to let Brake know what you think about the roads where we live. Please click here to take part in Brake's Safe Street Survey.
By working together we can all make the streets safer for our children.