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Britain's biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week, is back for another nationwide round of events aimed at encouraging action to improve road safety and raising awareness of issues relating to it.

Organised by road safety charity Brake, the initiative will see thousands of people take part in the Road Safety Week event across the country. Schools, businesses, local councils and grassroots campaigning organisations will all take part. Brake is providing resources and guidance to participants organising Road Safety events.

Teletrac Navman is proudly supporting both Road Safety Week 2016 and Brake itself as part of its ongoing commitment to boosting road safety. As part of this commitment, we work to make the roads safer by providing detailed vehicle and driver behaviour data. We collaborate closely with clients to ensure that driver conduct is continually improving.

                                                        

There are six elements to the Brake pledge for this year's Road Safety Week. Brake is advising people to drive:

  • Slow - breaking the speed limit is estimated to be a contributory factor in one out of four (27 per cent) of fatal crashes in Britain.
  • Sober - one in every seven road deaths involve a driver who has driven while over the legal drink-drive limit.
  • Secure - seat belts reduce the risk of dying in a road traffic accident by 50 per cent.
  • Silent - motorists distracted by a secondary task such as using a mobile phone while driving are three times more likely to crash.
  • Sharp - it's estimated that crashes caused by poor driver vision account for 2,900 casualties in the UK annually.
  • Sustainable - Brake is calling on drivers to consider using public transport where feasible to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, which is thought to cause around 29,000 deaths in the UK each year.

Brake is asking people who support the initiative to sign the Road Safety Week pledge online, regardless of whether or not they're a driver. The pledge calls on signatories to drive less where they can, as well as driving considerately and cautiously.

You can sign up for a free Road Safety Week action pack here.


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