#RoadSafetyAwarenessWeek got underway on Sunday 19 November, with the week designed to raise awareness this year of the dangers of excess or inappropriate speed on public highways.
Five people die on UK roads every day. Speeding is a contributing factor to almost 1/3rd of all collisions. Every 1mph increase in speed increases crash frequency by 5% so driving even slightly over the speed limit can have a negative impact on the safety of our roads.
Whether you're in a town, a village, the countryside or on a motorway, we should all contribute to getting road crashes, and their consequences of death or serious injury, down.
There are simple measures to help bring down this statistic.
1) Wearing a seatbelt saves lives; encourage everyone in your car to wear one and always wear one yourself, always.
2) Don't be foolish and drink and drive; encourage responsible driving and provide non-alcoholic drinks at events, parties and celebrations.
3) Speed limits are there to protect you, not to prevent you from getting somewhere quicker; stick to them, don't test them.
We share in wanting to prevent, rather than react to, serious road accidents.
Find more information on Road Safety Week and find out how you can get involved here: https://www.brake.org.uk/road-safety-week