Small changes can save lives and reduce injuries

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SERP has launched a new initiative to encourage all road users to make small changes in their behaviour to save lives and life changing injuries on roads across Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

The SERP Small Change Pledge asks people to sign up to make a small change to how they drive, ride a motorbike or bicycle, walk and cross roads, in a bid to improve their safety and the safety of others.

People can sign up to the pledge on the SERP website, and even spread the message further by printing off the pledge board to take to work, or by sharing with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Behaviours that people can sign up to include driving at an appropriate speed, cycling in a considerate manner, committing to never drink or drug drive or use a mobile while driving, to always wear a seatbelt and to look out for motorcyclists and cyclists.

People can pledge to do all or one or more of the above, or even write their own pledge.

Nicola Foster, Chair of SERP, said: “It is everybody’s responsibility to make sure everyone using the road makes it home safely.

“We believe if everyone makes a small improvement to in their driving, riding or walking behaviour, collectively it could make a large change to the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on the roads.

“Think about your family and friends and do your part for road safety in Essex.”

Click here to make your pledge.

21 September 2015

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