Health professionals are urged to register now for a free action pack to help them promote road safety during Road Safety Week (November 19-25), after a report by the BMA highlighted the need for safer roads to improve public health.
Road Safety Week this year focuses on the theme ‘slower speeds = happy people’, promoting the importance of drivers slowing down to 20mph around homes, schools and shops, to prevent casualties and make communities safer for people to walk, cycle and run.
Brake, the road safety charity that coordinates the Week, is calling on health professionals to add their voice to the campaign, highlighting that road danger is a major barrier in encouraging people to lead active lifestyles.
Health professionals can find ideas on getting involved and register for a free e-action pack at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.
Everyone who registers will be emailed a pack with downloadable road safety posters, plus guidance and simple ideas to help them plan activities for the Week.
Road Safety Week is the UK’s flagship road safety event, now in its 16th year, and supported this year by headline sponsors Brain Injury Group and Specsavers. Last year more than 6,000 organisations, educators and communities got involved by campaigning for safer road use in their area.