Road Safety Week - keep your speed down

Release Date: 21 November 2017

Drivers are being urged to keep their speed down and save lives as part of National Road Safety Week which runs until Sunday 26 November.

Drivers breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for the conditions are recorded by police as a contributing factor in one in four fatal crashes around the country. Additionally, a recent survey found 40 per cent of UK drivers admitted they sometimes drive 30mph in 20mph zones.

The Council has a wide range of measures in place to ensure our roads remain safe for everyone who uses them. The measures include Community Roadwatch, improvements to corridor and neighbourhood roads, developing school travel plans and continually updating our policies to ensure they are working in the best interest of our community.

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Cabinet member for Highways and Street Scene said:

“We all have a part to play in raising awareness about the dangers of driving too fast. Speeding can cause death and injuries on our road.

“People should be mindful of their speed, particularly in heavily built up areas, residential roads and poor weather conditions. With the onset of winter frost, ice and possibly snow, extra care is required.

“Please drive carefully.”

More information about Road Safety Week is available here.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P543/17

Updated: 1 December 2017