Road safety is a community issue. Dangers such as fast drivers and lack of safe crossings blight communities across the UK. Road Safety Week is the ideal time for local people to get together and raise awareness by running road safety activities, campaigns or events.
It's easy to take part. Last year, many communities ran local events, like residents in Headington, Oxfordshire (pictured, left), who were joined by Brake mascot Zak the Zebra to highlight increasing traffic and call for new crossings.
Join hundreds of community groups who have signed up to campaign or fundraise during the Week, and we'll stay in touch with you along the way, helping you run great activities. To get your Road Safety Week action pack of tips and downloadable resources, register today!
If you can't run activities but want to help, please support us with a secure online donation or call 01484 559909 to donate by credit card.
How to get involved
We are currently developing some brand new resources, but below are just a few ideas to get you started. If you register using our online form you'll receive a free online action pack with lots more advice, ideas and resources linked to this year's theme of the Brake Pledge.
- Run a campaign against dangerous roads or dangerous road use in your community (which may involve local officials and politicians). Invite local media to attend a campaign launch. Read ideas from our road safety mascot, Zak the Zebra.
- Promote road safety and Road Safety Week online (e.g. through a community/organisation website or on Facebook and Twitter), with a link to this website.
- Make a Road Safety Week display for your community, for example in a supermarket, library or shopping centre (view our shop for free and low-cost items you can get from Brake).
- Run road safety educational initiatives or activities in local schools or clubs.
- Promote road safety via email, newsletter or website. Encourage local people to sign the Brake Pledge.
- Fundraise for Brake by running a fun event or hold a collection. Find out more about fundraising.
Download and share our Road Safety Week marketing flyer to encourage people to register and get involved: Road Safety Week 2016 marketing flyerRead about what other communities did in 2015, 2014 and 2013.