Mother's Message For Road Safety Week

It's National Road Safety Week, and event organsised by Charity Brake. read their statement and find out what is happening in Kent.


Statement from Brake

Every year, Brake picks a theme for Road Safety Week. This is the main topic Brake will focus on through our media campaign during the Week. Communities, schools and organisations taking part can choose to run their initiative on this theme or any other road safety topic, according to what's most relevant. Some people focus on a different topic each day of the Week!

Our theme for 2012 is "Slower speeds = happy people". We'll be raising awareness of the vital importance of making it safer for people to walk and cycle in their own community, to get to work or school, and for their health and enjoyment. We'll be calling on drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools and shops it's a life-saver because it gives you a good chance of stopping in time in an emergency.

We'll also be appealing to government to provide more funding for local authorities to introduce 20mph limits and other measures to protect people on foot and bicycle and make our communities happier, safer, greener places. And we'll be calling on local authorities everywhere to make these important improvements.

Statement from Kent County Council

We'll also be appealing to government to provide more funding for local authorities to introduce 20mph limits and other measures to protect people on foot and bicycle and make our communities happier, safer, greener places. And we'll be calling on local authorities everywhere to make these important improvements.

Licence to kill? is produced by a road safety partnership, who are working to reduce the number of people dying on our roads.
It is an innovative theatre education project, to reach new and pre-drivers in an emotive and hard hitting way.

In November 2009, over 5,000 students from Kent and Medway filed excitedly into theatres and cinemas. As the music blared and lights flashed, they settled into their seats chatting about everyday life.

The mood changed as Licence to kill? began to unfold on stage. A film of a crash in the local area has been recreated and the characters from the film literally stepped onto the stage.

Pausing the film, they spoke to the audience about their experiences, the reactions of the driver and passengers, the medical implications and how seeing such trauma and tragedy has affected them personally.

By the end of the performance, the students were simply shell shocked and many were left in tears. What they had just witnessed dismissed the myth 'it will never happen to me' forever.

Marion Cormack's daughter was killed in a road crash 10 years ago. She now works for Licence To Kill.

 

Marion Cormick

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