Keeping Safe on the Roads
Every year around 1.3 million people die in road accidents. The main reason being drivers failing to look properly. Young drivers seem to be the biggest risk through lack of experience, this is an issue that Safer Essex road partnership and RoSPA deal with.
Safer Essex Partnership
Safer Essex Partnership is an organisation brought together to educate communities around Greater Essex of the dangers we face on the road. The other SERP partners are Essex Police, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Highways England and the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust. The partnership aims to promote and reduce deaths/injuries on Essex Roads to 0%. This is a big step, therefore, they need drivers and pedestrians to work together to help save lives. Safer Essex delivers events around schools, colleges and local towns in order to get the message across. Workshops are in place for teenagers to attend and learn about the ways they can keep safe, these sessions involve, drugs and alcohol, mobile phones, speeding, driving tests and lessons and have talks from the Police.
RoSPA is another organisation based around educating young people on ways to prevent road accidents around the UK. It gives young people the chance to become more experienced behind the wheel, this is an extensive course after they pass their test.
How to keep yourself safe
- Speeding Kills, keep to the limits and slow down.
- Drink Driving, it is illegal being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Pedestrians, 40% are deaths of pedestrians, look twice
- Seat Belts, they save lives
- Be Alert, tired drivers are just as dangerous
- No Phones, this is a distraction that could take your life
- School Areas, this is more of a reason to lower your speed