Road Safety Week 2020 is taking place between 16 and 22 November and this year’s theme is No Need to Speed.
Coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity, Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond.
Every year Brake choose a different road safety theme to focus on. The theme for 2020 is No Need to Speed and will focus on the what, the why, and the where of speed, because whether you’re walking to school, riding on a country road or driving for work, the speed of traffic matters to your safety.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event and puts a welcome focus on the importance of improving safety and reducing the number of people killed or injured on our roads each year.
“This year’s theme is topical, with many towns and villages currently trialling 20mph speed limits in their areas in response to changes in the way people travel due to the pandemic.
“The campaign says the focus on speed is crucial because the higher the speed, the longer the stopping distance, the harder the crash and the greater the risk of death and injury.
“No Need to Speed is a reminder to everyone of how the speed they travel affects other people and I urge East Lothian to take this message on board.”
Find out more about Road Safety Week at http://roadsafetyweek.org.uk/