poster-RSW15-01As part of our West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project we are getting involved with this year’s Road Safety Week, which has a theme of Drive Less Live More.

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by the charity Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.

Road Safety Week aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

As part of We Go Pedal we will be running a couple of Road Safety Week events focused on cycling

There are loads of fantastic resources on the Road Safety Week website to help you get involved in the campaign. You can also share comments, pictures and clips via the Facebook page, or on Twitter using #RoadSafetyWeek and #drivelesslivemore.

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The theme for this years campaign is Drive Less Live More – the thinking behind it is thus…

Brake think road safety isn’t just about driving safely and legally or using the green cross code (although they’re important). It’s about making our streets safe and pleasant for everyone to use freely, and it’s about us all doing what we can to protect ourselves, people around us and the planet we depend on. A big part of that is driving less, as little as possible, or not at all if you can: it can make a huge difference to road safety and your health, wallet, community, and the planet.

That’s why this Road Safety Week, we’re encouraging everyone to consider how they use roads, and if they can ditch some driving, and instead walk, cycle or use public transport as much as possible.

Brake is a road safety charity that works to prevent road death and injury, make streets and communities safer, and supports the victims of road crashes. Brake founded Road Safety Week in 1997 as an annual event to raise awareness about road safety and promote steps that everyone can take to stop these needless deaths and injuries year-round.

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