Brake issues call to driving instructors

13.29 | 7 October 2010 | | 1 comment

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.


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    Teaching the children is investing in the future. This can be done in several ways; they may be taught to respect the traffic by being shown correct ways in which to negotiate roads whether on foot or on wheels. Or they can be shown that speed is an enemy that they should discourage.

    Children are malleable, but not without some commonsense that many adults could revisit. Instead of showing them what “to say”, they would be better being shown how to act. Children may be at risk, quite often from those who would wish them no harm, this risk may jeopardise the future – theirs. Teach them any danger, and how to avoid it.

    Derek, St Albans.
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