‘Let’s look out for each other’ in 2016


The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) and road safety teams have outlined new dates and locations in 2016 for the ‘Let’s look out for each other’ campaign.

Building on the success of the 2015 campaign, which engaged with more than 500 cyclists, SERP is aiming to further improve the safety of commuter cyclists in towns around the county.

Starting at Basildon train station on 19 January, the series of ‘engagement events’ is returning to some of Essex’s busiest train stations between 4:30pm and 7:30pm on the following dates: Braintree, 25 January; Chelmsford, 2 February; Colchester, 9 February; and Clacton, 23 February.

‘Let’s look out for each other’ provides information to help drivers and cyclists share the road safely, rather than getting frustrated with each other. The campaign includes a series of tips for both drivers and cyclists, to help them see each other as equals on the road.

Nicola Foster, chair of SERP, said: “Our teams will be engaging with cyclists on a number of issues including shared access on paths and how to cycle safely on roads during busy traffic times, and to stress the importance of making sure people have working lights on their bikes.”

The SERP road safety teams will be joined by the British Transport Police and Essex Fire & Rescue who will raise awareness of the range of cycle offences including cycling on the footway, contravening a traffic sign or road marking, carrying a passenger on a bike and a range of cycle lighting offences.

21 January 2016

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