SERP gears up for Road Safety Week

LRSC Road Safety Week 2018

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is gearing up for a busy Road Safety Week, with a comprehensive programme comprising more than 40 activities and initiatives.

Organised annually in November by the road safety charity Brake, Road Safety Week provides an opportunity for communities to take action on road safety – and a focal point for professionals to boost road safety awareness and engagement.

Using the theme ‘Bike Smart’, Road Safety Week 2018 (19-25 Nov) will seek to raise awareness about the importance of protecting those on two wheels. Areas of focus will include safe riding behaviours and the importance of appropriate training, clothing and equipment.

Activities in Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock are largely focused around infant and primary schools – with Bikeability training and pedestrian training in the form of a ‘twilight trail’.

SERP Thurrock twilight trail
Pupils in Thurrock taking part in a ‘twilight trail’ during Road Safety Week 2017

There are also sessions for year six primary pupils in Thurrock, focusing on how to stay safe when near HGVs and other large vehicles.

Elsewhere across the county, there is a week-long road safety static display at The Forum in Southend-on-Sea; various young driver events in Colchester, Purfleet and Braintree; and Community Speedwatch events outside schools in Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea and Harwich.

Keep up to date
Keep up to date with Road Safety Week across Essex by following the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) on Twitter – and by regularly checking the SERP website, where we plan to publish a daily roundup of initiatives and photos throughout the week.

15 November 2018

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