Brake's 20mph request

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Brake, a well-known charity, wants motor insurance holders to consider driving more slowly in certain circumstances, as part of a campaign in association with Autoglass.

"We can all help to reduce terrible and needless road deaths and injuries in winter darkness, and drivers in particular can make a big difference by committing to slow down," commented senior campaigns officer, Ellen Booth.

Throughout the year, the organisation wants motorists to drive at 20 miles-per-hour when they are close to schools, homes or shops.

This speed will allow them to halt the vehicle more quickly if they are required to, explained Ms Booth.

It is already much darker in the evenings than it was just a few weeks ago, but this weekend sees us gain an hour, meaning things will get darker even earlier.

Meanwhile, Bright Days, a Brake initiative, will be being held in next month's Road Safety week, with the likes of organisations and individuals requested to have a go at running one of these bright-clothing-themed days.

The organisation has previously announced that when Road Safety Week arrives it wants secondary schools to host '2young2die' events for kids.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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