Rise to the challenge of Road Safety Week


MARK Menzies has announced his support for British Road Safety Week. 

The week, which runs from 21st – 27th  November is coordinated by the charity Brake, and is calling for action to tackle the senseless loss of young lives on our roads.

In 2010, 18 young people were killed or seriously injured on UK roads every day with  road crashes being the biggest killer of young people aged 15 – 24.

More young people die in preventable road crashes than from drugs and violence put together.

Mr Menzies said it was vital to raise awareness. 

Mark said “I support Road Safety Week because I recognise the devastation that road crashes and the loss of young lives have on families and the whole community.

“We have, of course, had a number of serious and fatal accidents involving young drivers here in Fylde and, more widely, across the Fylde coast recently. This is always heartbreaking news.

“While drivers need to take responsibility and avoid speeding and drink driving I also welcome the efforts being led by my colleague County Cllr Tim Ashton (cabinet member for transport at Lancashire County Council) to introduce new safety measures throughout Lancashire.”

Julie Townsend, Brake campaigns director, said “It is fantastic that Mark Menzies MP is supporting Road Safety Week and helping to get the road safety message out to drivers of all ages in the community. These traumatic events devastate families and end lives too soon, but are entirely preventable.”

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