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Fleets encouraged to act for Road Safety Week 2020

Fleets are being urged to take part in Brake’s Road Safety Week, which runs from November 16-22.

During the week-long campaign, fleet managers and drivers can demonstrate their commitment to road safety to staff, customers and local communities, says the road safety charity.

This year’s theme is ‘No need to speed’, a subject chosen following the findings in a Brake survey that only a quarter of people believe that vehicles travel at safe speeds on the street they live.

Police forces and safer roads partnerships are being urged to adopt a new speed camera enforcement strategy to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on UK roads, as provisional data shows that road deaths in the UK were higher in 2019, than in 2010.

There were 1,721 reported road deaths in 2019, similar to levels seen in 2012, data from the Department for Transport (DfT) shows. 

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns at Brake, said: “Road Safety Week provides a unique opportunity, every year, to focus attention on how the safety of our roads impacts all our daily lives.

“Speed plays a part in every crash and just 1mph can mean the difference between life and death on the roads.

“This Road Safety Week we want to help everyone understand why speed matters and to join together to say there is ‘no need to speed’ on our roads.”

Everyone is invited to register for a free action pack.

Mark Bromhall, road safety manager at Royal Mail Group, said: “Road Safety Week provides us with an important focal point to engage our staff, whether they drive fleet vehicles or for personal use.

“With so many ways to take part, it helps us show staff, customers and the local communities we serve, that road safety is embedded into our culture.”

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