National Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week is taking place from 6th May 2013 to 12th May 2013.
Fire crews and staff from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are running events throughout the week to promote road safety.

There will be an event in both Crewe and Nantwich

Crewe – Thursday 9th May – 7pm – Young Drivers Awareness event at Crewe Fire station.
Nantwich – Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May at 10:00 – 14:00 – THINK car young driver events at Malbank school and Nantwich town centre.

Road Safety Week – Theme for 2013

The theme for the week is young people, with the following key messages:

  • Let’s Look out for each other (young children/pedestrians)
  • Distraction to Destruction (young drivers and the impact on pedestrians)

Let’s look out for each other

2-3468cd3eDid you know?

  • Around 1,400 children aged 11 or under are killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads every year. That’s almost 27 children every week.
  • Around three quarters of children aged 5 or under who were killed or seriously injured in 2010 were on foot at the time. The other quarter were mostly travelling in cars.

What you can do

  • Be safe, be seen! On dull days, wear bright or fluorescent colours.
  • Find the safest place to cross.
  • Find a school crossing patrol, or use footbridges, subways or zebra, pelican, puffin or toucan crossings.
  • Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the road.

Look out for each other

Remember the green cross code. Wait just before the kerb, look and listen for traffic. When it is safe, walk straight across the road – do not run.

For more information and other dates across Cheshire please visit the link below
Road Safety Week