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Pendle Community Safety Partnership urges drivers to Step up for safe streets

Published: Tuesday, 19th November 2019

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Pendle Community Safety Partnership is supporting this year’s Road Safety Week (18 – 24 November).

Co-ordinated by road safety charity Brake, this year’s campaign urges people to step up to reduce the number of incidents on Pendle’s roads.

This can be done by:

  • leaving the car at home, to help improve safety as well as air quality
  • making sure your car is roadworthy
  • being a safer driver by keeping within the speed limits and never drinking or taking drugs when driving.

Every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road, yet each of these tragedies is preventable.

Between April and December 2018, there were 169 road traffic collisions in Pendle – 29 people were seriously injured or killed.

Sarah Astin -Wood, Localities and Policy Manager, said: “Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities.

“Road Safety Week 2019 highlights how things like safety technology in vehicles which prevent speeding, speed limits and well-designed cycling paths and footpaths allow us to get around in a safe and healthy way every day.”