Driving instructors are being urged to become involved in Road Safety Week, to educate the next generation of drivers about the potential safety benefits of lower speeds.
Organised by Brake, the road safety charity, Road Safety Week encourages local awareness-raising community events.
The theme this year is ‘Kids Say Slow Down’ and children will be involved in media launches telling drivers that ‘20’s plenty’ in towns and villages.
Brake is encouraging instructors to join the Brake Buddy Driving Instructor scheme, which gives them access to Brake’s 2Young2Die resources. Instructors can also become 2Young2Die volunteers and deliver talks in schools and colleges.
Julie Townsend, Brake’s campaigns director, says: “Road Safety Week is a great opportunity for those delivering road safety work locally to link to a national campaign and increase awareness of how we can all help to make our roads safer.
“We really value the involvement of driving instructors in the week. This year we are urging them to help to spread the message about the carnage caused by speed.”
For more information contact Caroline Perry at Brake on 01484 550068.