- The annual event highlights the need to ‘look out for each other’ on the roads
- 500 Hertfordshire students to benefit from the sessions next week
- Organisations and communities across the UK collaborate to raise road safety awareness
We are running workshops alongside road safety charity Brake’s ‘2Young2Die’ campaign in next week’s Road Safety Week (17 – 23 November) to educate local teenagers about the dangers faced on the roads of Hertfordshire.
As a fleet driver licence checking and compliance company we are teaming up with construction company Skanska and sponsors Specsavers and RSA for a second year to run the initiative with 500 local students.
Many of these may be looking forward to learning to drive in coming years, embedding an early education in how to stay safe on the road before they get behind the wheel.
This is particularly important in the treacherous conditions regularly faced during the approaching winter.
By acting responsibly towards those who are most vulnerable, Brake is urging drivers to drop their speed to 20mph in built-up areas, take care through bends and at junctions and give people plenty of room. And for those taking to the region’s roads on two wheels, high visibility clothing is essential.
Last year, 61 people were injured and five killed on Britain’s roads every day. Licence Bureau and Brake are confident these hard-hitting messages will contribute towards reducing road traffic collisions in the region.
Malcolm Maycock, Managing Director, Licence Bureau said: “Licence Bureau is extremely pleased to be working in partnership with Skanska. Together we hope by making the students more aware of their responsibilities as drivers, passengers and pedestrians, we will make their lives and those around them much safer. The training will also pass back into our own companies so this whole process benefits all concerned.”
Julie Townsend, Deputy Chief Executive, Brake added: “We’re delighted Licence Bureau is getting involved in Road Safety Week and helping to spread the ‘Look out for each other’ message. Local support for the road safety cause is vital if we are going to achieve our goal of preventing deaths and serious injuries. We can take a big step towards this if we look out for each other, especially those who are most vulnerable, and generally be careful and considerate by slowing to 20mph through towns and villages, especially in the harsh winter weather.”