Last week, Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership was busy spreading road safety and active travel message to families, primary schools and communities around the county, as part of BRAKE Road Safety Week 2021.
This year’s national campaign focused on the theme of Road Safety Heroes, celebrating the vital contributions made to road safety by volunteers, road safety educators, emergency services and charities.
More than 1.3 million people die on roads around the world each year and road collisions are the leading cause of death for children and young people across the globe.
Every day more than six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in the UK, a tragic figure which highlights the importance of promoting road safety in our communities.
A part of the campaign, organised by BRAKE, the national road safety charity, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue came together to deliver interactive and engaging practical sessions, and provide information and advice promoting safe, active and sustainable travel through a programme of free events. Events were held at Kingsbury Water Park, Hartshill Hayes Country Park, Long Lawford Children’s Centre, as well as Bedworth, Rugby, Atherstone, Leamington, and Stratford Libraries.