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Road Safety Week 2023: How to get involved

Road Safety Week is Brake’s biggest annual road safety campaign: every year, thousands of schools, organisations, communities and individuals take part, coming together to shout out for road safety. This year it takes place from 19-25 November 2023 – Here’s everything you need to know…

WHY IS ROAD SAFETY WEEK IMPORTANT?

  • Every year, more than 1600 people are killed on UK roads and more than 25,000 people suffer serious injuries.
  • Every day, six children are killed or seriously injured on UK roads.
  • Road crashes are devastating events for families, friends and communities.
  • Road Safety Week gives us all the opportunity to remember people killed or injured on UK roads, and raise funds to help Brake care for road victims and campaign for safe roads for all.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SPEED!

The theme for Road Safety Week 2023 is Let’s talk about SPEED.

Five people die on UK roads every day. One in four fatal crashes involve someone driving too fast.

By taking part in Road Safety Week 2023, you are joining a national conversation about speed.

Brake want to challenge why so many of us still think it’s ok to speed, and talk about solutions that we know can make roads safer for everyone.

Whoever you are, however you travel, we need to talk about speed.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

GET YOUR ROAD SAFETY WEEK RESOURCES

However you want to take part in Road Safety Week, there are resources to help you.

There’s guidance for taking part, speed facts and figures, posters, images to share on social media, films and our stopping distances calculator to test your knowledge.

  1. Read the Toolkit for participants attached to this email – this simple guidance on how to take part gives you the facts about speed, tips to start a converation and images and words to share on social media.
  2. Share the I’m taking part image attached to this email on your social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us @brakecharity and use #RoadSafetyWeek.
  3. Take part in the #Brake5 Challenge – our Road Safety Week fundraiser to raise awareness of 5 road deaths every day.
  4. Teaching road safety to children and young people? Go to Resources for educators to get lesson plans, assemblies, and other activities to help you teach children and young people about road safety. Use our kids manifesto for safe and healthy journeys to call for 20mph speed limits near your school.

More resources for educators, employers and emergency services are coming soon.

Brake will continue to send updates by email to everyone who has registered.

Any questions? Please get in touch by email at rsw@brake.org.uk

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

Make a difference in your community

MyBrake gives you the tools and guidance to help you make a difference to safe and healthy mobility, whether with your family and friends, your community, your workplace, or nationally.

Sign-up to get access to free resources and support in choosing, and achieving, a road safety related goal.

Make safe and healthy journey choices

The Brake and Direct Line Roadmap to safe and healthy journeys can help you learn about, and commit to making, safe and healthy journey choices.

Get advice about choosing the safest vehicle, checking you’re safe to travel and being a responsible road user.

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