You did it!
Thank you to everyone who helped make Road Safety Week 2017 such a success!
Road Safety Week 2017 took place 20-26 November. Brake encouraged everyone to Speed Down Save Lives to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast.
Speed Down Save Lives!
Nearly 9,000 educators, community groups, companies and road safety professionals registered to get involved. All of them had access to our free online action pack, chock full of guidance, posters, banners, interactive resources, selfie boards, factsheets, and assembly plans and activity sheets for schools.
People across the UK promoted the ‘Speed Down Save Lives’ theme with fantastic social media photos, activities and events, as well as publicising the road safety issues that matter most to them.
Activities during the Week had an estimated reach of nearly 10M people!
The Road Safety Week launch
Our national launch event saw medical professionals talk about the devastating injuries they witness as a result of road crashes, which account for 1 in 5 trauma admissions.
The launch was hosted at Southmead Hospital Bristol, by the Severn Major Trauma Operational Delivery Network, who carried out a week of activities to raise awareness to the public.
To further highlight the dangers of driving too fast, Brake's volunteers recorded short, powerful videos about the impact speeding has had on their lives.
How you got involved
For more information on what everyone got up to during Road Safety Week 2017, see the links below:
Brake's evaluation report on Road Safety Week 2017 will be published in January 2018.
It's never too late to let us know about your Road Safety Week events! Please do send us your news and feedback.
For information about what happened in previous years, see our You did it! archive.