Road safety workshops to schools as part of Road Safety Week

Licence Bureau has joined forces with construction and development company, Skanska, to deliver road safety workshops to schools in the Dacorum region, as part of Brake’s Road Safety Week (November 23-29, 2015).

As part of the charity’s annual week of raising road safety awareness in local communities across the UK, the fleet licence checking and compliance company is continuing its popular workshops with Skanska for the third consecutive year. This year, both companies will be working with sixth-form students from The Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley School.

The workshops will educate the community’s younger generation on how to safely navigate UK roads, whether this is on foot, bicycle or behind the wheel. Early education on safe road usage would be a huge benefit, especially as Dacorum’s teenagers reach the age when they are learning how to drive.

The workshops will be run by eleven road safety professionals from Licence Bureau and Skanska. Together, they will educate local students on important lessons, such as assessing vulnerable road users, the dangers of being distracted behind the wheel, demonstrating the potential dangers of the road through videos and imagery, and the consequences of being involved in road traffic incidents.

Licence Bureau and Skanska’s sessions will run alongside Brake’s road safety theme of ‘drive less, live more’ during Road Safety Week. This will look to encourage those in local communities to consider how they use roads, and if they can use alternative transport methods to driving, such as walking, cycling or using public transport, to ultimately reduce incidents on UK roads.

Malcolm Maycock, managing director of Licence Bureau, said: “It’s important to instil basic road safety messages with the region’s younger road users, not only in the approaching winter months, but before local students take to the roads. They are the next generation of drivers and lessons learned now could ultimately save lives in the future.”