Road users asked to ‘look out for each other’
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is asking all road users to ‘look out for each other’ this winter in support of the THINK! cycle safety campaign.
Road safety officers will be visiting railway stations between November and March – starting tomorrow (13 Nov) in Chelmsford – to speak to cyclists about how to stay visible, and motorists about how to share the road considerately.
High viz straps and bicycle lights will be given out alongside a leaflet which provides additional road safety information.
Hilary Wicks, senior road safety officer, Safer Essex Roads Partnership, said:
“As the nights draw in, visibility on the roads becomes even more important. We’ll be sharing this message with cyclists at railway stations this winter so come over and have a chat if you see us.
“We all have a responsibility to share the road and whether you drive a car or ride a bike is irrelevant. We want to discourage conflict between road user groups and instead promote positive relationships and an understanding between groups.”
Road safety officers will be visiting the following locations:
- Chelmsford – 13 November – 5pm to 7pm
- Colchester – 13 December – 5pm to 7pm
- Shenfield – 10 January – 5pm to 7pm
- Billericay – 13 February – 5pm to 7pm
- Witham – 13 March – 5pm to 7pm.
12 November 2018