Safer the better
Road safety charity Brake is campaigning for ‘Safe Roads for All’ as part of this year’s Road Safety Week, which begins today [14 November]. The charity is supported by a wide range of companies operating within the logistics industry.
Brake is calling for ‘all employers to have a board-level commitment to monitoring, reporting, and improving road risk levels across their fleet and supply chains’. In addition, it wants ’employers to ensure all at-work and commuting drivers have learned the new Highway Code and the priority it gives to people on bicycles and foot’.
Analysis by the charity of 2021 UK road crash data found that there were 1,558 deaths on the road nationally in 2021, 361 of which were pedestrians and 111 were cyclists.
It also found that out of 27,450 deaths and serious injuries on roads, 1,078 involved lorries and 2,932 involved vans.Over 240 employers involved in the operation of road vehicle fleets have signed up to take part in
Road Safety Week, organising different events to support the cause. The ways in which companies have got involved have varied, with Tiger Trailers working with Local Fire and Rescue Services in Cheshire to run road safety awareness workshops, and fleet management technology manufacturer Trakm8 launching a competition to find ‘Britain’s ultimate Road Safety Hero’.