Monday the 18th of November 2019 marked the start of Road safety week. Each day North East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team will be marking different areas with regards to road safety:
Every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and each of these tragedies is preventable.
This Road Safety Week (18-24 November) we want everyone to "Step up for Safe Streets" and learn about, shout about and celebrate the amazing design-led solutions that will allow us all to get around in safe and healthy ways every day.
Safe journeys happen when we design our road transport network so that human error doesn't' result in death or serious injury. This approach of safety by design is known as safe systems and the great news is that the solutions are known and available to us now! From safe technology in vehicles, to speed limits that reflect the safety of the roads, we can all step up to learn about, shout about and celebrate these proven solutions.
Healthy journeys are important to help keep us healthy, fit and happy. We need to make sure that choosing to walk or cycle doesn't put us at increased risk and that the air we breathe on our journeys is clean. We know the solutions here too- we need policymakers to step up and prioritise safe spaces for travel on foot and by bike and ensure that the vehicles that remain on our roads use ultra- low emission technology.
All the above is in conjunction with Road Safety Week and Step Up For Safe Streets.