Road Safety Week: ‘Drive Less, Live More’

The national road safety charity, Brake, is calling on road users to rethink how they use the streets during Road Safety Week (Nov 23-29)
The national road safety charity, Brake, is calling on road users to rethink how they use the streets during Road Safety Week (Nov 23-29)

November 23-29 marks Road Safety Week 2015, and Bute’s road users are being encouraged to think about how they can make our streets safer for all.

Organised by road safety charity, Brake, this year’s campaign, ‘Drive Less, Live More’, encourages the public to see if they can reduce car journeys by walking, cycling or using public transport instead.

The charity says: “At Brake, we think road safety isn’t just about driving safely and legally or using the green cross code (although they’re important). It’s about making our streets safe and pleasant for everyone to use freely, and it’s about us all doing what we can to protect ourselves, people around us and the planet we depend on. A big part of that is driving less, as little as possible, or not at all if you can: it can make a huge difference to road safety and your health, wallet, community, and the planet.”

Bute’s police service will be supporting this year’s campaign with extra attention paid to the island’s vulnerable road users, which includes horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians.