Making an impact with young people
Rochdale’s Impact road safety team has organised an event for young people covering a number of vehicle-related topics.
The event, organised in partnership with Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue Service and the TARGET Youth Support Group, covered the offence of Taking Without the Owner’s Consent and involved youngsters being extracted from a crashed vehicle.
Participants also went through a classroom-based session covering what happens to car thieves once they are in prison. A driver simulator was also used to show that driving is something that needs concentration and effort.
For more information contact Stuart Howarth.
UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
4-10 May 2015: resources produced here in the UK
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CURRENT SCOREYES 34% (+1%) NO 63% (-1%) NOT SURE 3% (-)
PREVIOUS SURVEYSIs the current focus on cycling having an adverse effect on the safety needs of other vulnerable road users? YES: 72% | NO: 22% | Not sure: 6% (Total responses: 337) Should the new Government introduce a graduated licensing (GDL) scheme for newly qualified drivers? YES: 86% | NO: 12% | Not sure: 2% (Total responses: 157) Should helmets be compulsory for all cyclists? YES: 38% | NO: 61% | Not sure: 1% (Total responses: 314)
'Give everyone cycle space'
This Cycling Scotland campaign asks drivers to give cyclists, especially children and young people, sufficient space when overtaking.
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