ROAD SAFETY WEEK, 20-26 November 2017 – Speed down save lives

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity, for the last 20 years. The theme for this year’s campaign is Speed Down Save Lives.

Speeding causes needless crashes, significant suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives. And it’s not just about breaking the limit – speeding includes driving too fast for the conditions.

Driving is unpredictable and if something unexpected happens on the road ahead – such as a child stepping out from between parked cars – it is a driver’s speed that will determine whether they can stop in time and, if they can’t stop, how hard they will hit.

Speed Down Save Lives will focus on these issues:

  • speed causes deaths and serious injuries on our roads – it’s a factor in a quarter of fatal road crashes in the UK
  • rural roads are not race tracks
  • 20mph is the only safe speed in heavily built-up areas used by pedestrians and cyclists
  • going slow = stopping in time
  • speed is scary and noisy; it stops communities being enjoyable places for children and families to walk, talk and play
  • speed cameras work – they save lives
  • Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) is an important development which, in future, will either warn of speed limits or could actually prevent a car from exceeding the speed limit

The Brain Injury Group and its member firms are once again working with primary schools across the country to engage as many children as we can in discussions and activities that promote road safety.

Road Safety week 2017 banner - Speed down, Save lives

We are delighted to welcome to this year’s campaign:

Breamore Primary School, Fordingbridge; Gilmourton Primary School, Drumclog; Glassford Primary School, Strathaven; High Street Primary Academy, Plymouth; Hillcrest Primary School, Bristol; Lane End Primary School, Cheadle Hulme; Llanishen Fach Primary School, Cardiff; Oaklands Junior School, Wokingham; Powell’s CofE Primary School, Cirencester; Sandford Primary School, Strathaven; St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Uxbridge; St Mary’s CE Primary School, Purton; Stoke Hill Junior School, Exeter

These schools are being supported by member firms:

Simpson Millar in Cardiff
BarcanKirby in Bristol
Thorneycrofts in Macclesfield
Boyes Turner in Reading
Wolferstans in Plymouth
Davey Law in Cirencester
Enable Law in Exeter
IBB Solicitors in Uxbridge

And these members are joined by case management and rehabilitation specialist, ILS, an associate member headquartered in Salisbury.