Road Safety Week 2020: No Need To Speed!


This week, 16th until 22nd November, is Road Safety Week 2020. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity.

No Need To Speed

During Road Safety Week, thousands of organisations, schools and communities take part, with road safety demonstrations, events, awareness video screenings, talks and more. Every year it has a different theme of focus, this year the theme is ‘NO NEED TO SPEED.’

“The formula is simple: the higher the speed, the longer the stopping distance, the harder the crash and the greater the risk of death and injury. No Need to Speed is a reminder to everyone of how the speed they travel affects other people. Every time we’re on the road we need to consider what speed is appropriate to keep ourselves and others safe. Everyone knows that roads have speed limits, but do we understand what appropriate speed is, what leads some people to travel too fast, and what are the solutions that can make sure people move at safe speeds?” SOURCE:

According to Brake, this Road Safety Week we want everyone to learn that there is No Need to Speed and to find out just why speed matters for safe and healthy journeys.

  • Individuals can learn what a safe speed is.
  • Schools can help young people learn how the streets around their homes and schools can have safer speeds and shout out for change.
  • Organisations can step up their policies and procedures to ensure that their employees travel at safe speeds.
  • Emergency service professionals can enforce speed limits and share their experiences of the impact of travelling too fast.
  • Decision-makers can consider what changes can be made to our road environment to encourage safe speeds and healthy streets.

To find out more about Road Safety Week or to get involved, CLICK HERE

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