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11 May 22
The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week will be ‘Safe Roads for All’
I have often reflected on this incident, as it shows the importance of all 5 pillars of safe systems
The only way to avoid life-changing consequences was to prevent the injury happening.
During my career I have worked alongside many brilliant clinicians from all disciplines
Brake has given me a reason to carry on living, by helping me campaign in memory of my daughter.
The 20’s Plenty (and Love 30 in km/h) movement has made huge progress in the last 12 months.
When considering statistics and analysis, it is important to keep in mind the “so what?” question.
I realised I could help other people by raising financial support.
Road Safety Week in November 2013 was an unforgettable day for me.
I wanted to honour my partner’s memory with a solo hike up Moel Eilio.
I am dedicating this message of gratitude and thanks to all those who work in the emergency services
Road safety heroes: Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert
There is a simple case for changing our approach to speed.
Brain injury can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.
Having good eyesight is one of the most basic requirements for safe driving.
Our bill would have reduced the default speed limit on restricted roads across Scotland.
I am delighted that a 20mph sign features in the graphics for this year’s Road Safety Week.
Last year, 26,102 people were injured, 3,780 seriously, and 125 people were killed on London’s roads
Speed kills. This is a true and well-rehearsed line that has been used by campaigners for years.
Road incidents involving horses and vehicles are continuing to rise - up a shocking 23% on 2019.
Everyone understands the concept that the faster a vehicle is travelling, the greater the risk.
One of the notable features of lockdown was that it slowed most of us down.
Performing an emergency stop in winter conditions takes twice as long in wet weather.
Walking is an easy and accessible way to maintain good physical activity levels.
Roads are becoming increasingly challenging for vulnerable road users such as horse riders.
Young people have never been in a better position to make their voices heard.
Children must be able to walk and explore in safety
How can autonomous vehicles and people safely interact in urban areas?
There’s huge potential for people to travel more actively.
Five-star roads are the safest while one-star roads are the least safe.
On average six children are killed or seriously injured every day on Britain’s roads.
Enforcing the laws of our roads is a crucial part of any roads safety strategy.
Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road.
Who gets the priority in protection whilst on a journey?
When we have a great message and a dedicated following we can make a difference.
By focusing on design, we can enable people to move in healthy ways.
Even after five years, the grief remains.
Road Safety Week 2018 has been and gone but what a week it was!
Navigating a bus through a crowded urban area is no easy task.
Cycling in London is booming.
The skills and knowledge I’d used would be well worth sharing with fellow bikers.
We have compiled a list of six ways you can help to keep cyclists safe on the road.
At IAM RoadSmart we’re passionate about road safety, which is why we provide training for drivers.
With only a helmet for protection cyclists are vulnerable to every other road user.
The world leader in designing forgiving roads and streets is the Netherlands.
Bicycle insurance specialists Yellow Jersey offer their tips for keeping your bike safe and secure.
Twelve-year-old Maisie Godden-Hall says wearing a cycle helmet saved her life.
How can we break the cycle of ever increasing numbers of cars at school drop off and pick up times?
Steve Horton reflects on why it’s important to look out for each other.
The Safe Systems approach is key to preventing bike casualties.
The UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week, will run from 19–25 November.
Cyclists and horse riders are vulnerable road users and should be mindful of each other on the roads