The United Kingdom might now have the safest roads in the European Union, but the number of people dying or being injured on our roads is still too high.
In 2015 there were six people killed and 199 people seriously injured on roads across Cleveland. In addition there were 30 child casualties and 1133 slight injuries.
Road traffic collisions are preventable, as many of them are caused by people driving:
- too fast or overtaking dangerously
- whilst using a mobile
- under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- whilst tired
- without using a seatbelt
In collaboration with partners in the region, the ‘Look Out for Each Other’ campaign will aim to highlight the greatest risks on the roads and those road-users who are most vulnerable. It aims to educate and inform people and ultimately encourage them to be more considerate on the roads and, whether they are a driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist or pedal cyclist, to take care on the roads and look out for each other, especially at times of higher risk.
This month we are focusing on motorcycle safety. Read East Cleveland Mum, Faye’s, story here.
You can also watch Paul’s bike crash story here.
- Find out about our Learn & Live presentation.
- Cleveland Police have set also up a Community Speedwatch initiative. Find out more and become involved.
- View the Brake (road safety charity) website
View the Governments’ THINK! road safety campaign website