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Road Safety Week 2017 – what’s happening in your area?

Wednesday 8th November 2017

With less than two weeks to go until Road Safety Week 2017, organisations and authorities across the UK are stepping up efforts to use the event to promote road safety in their local area and further afield.

Organised by Brake, Road Safety Week (20-26 Nov) aims to inspire schools, organisations and communities to take action and promote road safety messages during the week itself and beyond.

The event also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness of, and engagement with their work.

Using the theme ‘Speed Down Save Lives’, Road Safety Week 2017 focuses on the need to keep to lower speeds, especially in built up areas.

The Perfect 10 challenge
In support of Road Safety Week, the fleet telematics company Appy Fleet is challenging business drivers and employers to show their commitment to road safety.

Using the Appy Fleet smartphone app to record journey data, drivers are challenged to keep a high ‘driver score’ over the week.

For every journey of more than 10 miles achieving a ‘perfect 10’ score, Appy Fleet will donate £10 to the charities UK Youth and Brake.

Road Safety Week in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has planned a programme of events for road users of all ages.

These events include:

  • A road safety information day at ASDA in Tonypandy
  • ‘Kerbcraft’ training for year 2 pupils from across Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • National Standards Level 1 cycle training for year 6 pupils, covering the basic bike handling skills they need to become proficient cyclists.  ‘Drive Safer for Longer’ events, covering essential driving skills (not a test) for the over 65s
  • ‘Mega Drive’ courses to deliver road safety messages to pupils aged 15-17 years, covering issues they will encounter as they become passengers in friends’ cars and become drivers themselves.

What’s happening in your area?
Tell us about the activities planned in your area during Road Safety Week and we’ll cover them on the newsfeed over the coming weeks.


 

Category: Events.

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I would have supported it if it had said SPEED DOWN but UP YOUR DISTANCES. That would have given a totally new persective to drivers thet maybe they had not previously thought about. To give greater distances as well and that would have made travelling on our highways much safer.
Bob Craven Lancs

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Anyone "promoting" the "safety message" implied here?
https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TL279/tool.html
Andrew Fraser, Stirling

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I'd be interested to know the algorithm that the smartphone app uses to decide how safe a driver is. How does it know how alert they are and where their eyes are looking and what the environment outside is like and how big a gap they are leaving? Because knowledge of speed alone without those and other factors cannot determine safety. We all know that 30mph in a 30mph limit (or even 40mph, even though illegal) might actually be safe in certain circumstances, but it could be wantonly reckless in others.
Charles, England

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