Police forces - get involved!
Police forces are ideally placed to deliver powerful road safety messages within their communities, through enforcement programmes, public events, awareness-raising campaigns and initiatives with schools and colleges.
Road Safety Week is an ideal time to run road safety activities, and the participation of police forces has helped to make Road Safety Week a continued success over the years.
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Here are some easy ways that police forces can benefit from getting involved with Road Safety Week, and support Brake's work to improve road safety in the UK:
"I want us to have the safest roads in the world and would encourage all police forces to get involved in Road Safety Week and join local initiatives to help prevent death and injury on our roads. This week is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the dangers present on our roads every day and to promote positive changes to the way we use them."Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) lead for Roads Policing
Work with the media
Road Safety Week is an ideal time to get heightened media coverage for your enforcement campaigns or their results, or any education initiative in which you are involved.
Schedule heightened enforcement checks
Every year, police forces run enforcement checks, often tying in with the theme of Road Safety Week.
Road Safety Week is an ideal opportunity to schedule heightened enforcement checks, including checks that protect vulnerable road users. This could include speed enforcement and the need for drivers and riders to stay within speed limits. Or carry out spot checks to make sure all vehicles, including bikes, are roadworthy and legal.
Why not: work with partner organisations to run multi-agency events? Road Safety Week is an ideal time to bring together everyone who helps keep us safe on our roads.
Run partnership community awareness activities
Use our flagship national event to work with your partners to deliver community awareness activities: demonstrate the dangers posed to riders with a town-centre roadshow; work with a local haulage company to demonstrate truck blind spots to cyclists; or tour schools to talk about staying safe on roads.
Your local council, fire service, schools and colleges may be planning to get involved in Road Safety Week too, so it's a great chance to work together and pool resources.