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People urged to give ‘gift of a lift’ as proportion of drink-drug driving increases

Motorists are being reminded about the dangers of drink-drug driving as the latest figures show  impaired drivers are involved in a growing percentage of road collisions – with seven people killed in the region last year. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is being joined by the police and fire services in urging [...]

2021-12-01T12:07:28+00:00November 30th, 2021|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING, LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

North east football clubs back road safety campaign to kick drink driving out of Euro 2020

**Featured image: Northern Saints Primary School at Northern Spire bridge in Sunderland. The region’s biggest football clubs have joined a road safety campaign to boot drink and drug driving out of Euro 2020. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) has been joined by police, fire and Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sunderland football clubs to [...]

2021-06-10T10:46:07+01:00June 10th, 2021|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Concern for cyclists following release of road casualty figures

Drivers are being urged to be more aware of cyclists after figures revealed that people riding their bikes are now among those most at risk on North East roads. As more and more people have taken to their bikes since the country went into lockdown earlier this year, the number of cyclists being killed or [...]

2020-09-14T10:11:40+01:00September 13th, 2020|CYCLING SAFETY, LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

Drivers urged to slow down as Covid-19 pandemic leads to more people speeding

Drivers are being urged to curb their speed as coronavirus measures have led to more people walking on the roads. Campaign group Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) said since the North East went into lockdown ten days ago, there had been a notable shift in both driver and pedestrian behaviour on the region’s [...]

2020-04-03T12:46:14+01:00April 3rd, 2020|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

Drivers urged to watch out for bikers as spring begins

Motorists are being urged to take a second look for motorbikes as it’s revealed that last year over half of all motorcycle casualties in the North East were either killed or seriously injured. As spring begins (March 20) and the weather improves, more bikers are likely to be out on the roads in the coming [...]

2020-03-20T13:28:05+00:00March 20th, 2020|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER, MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

Give the ‘gift of a lift’ to avoid drink driving casualties this Christmas

People are being urged to be the designated driver on nights out this Christmas in a bid to reduce the number of drink and drug driving incidents. As we head into the busiest time of the year for parties and impromptu drinks, campaign group Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) has joined forces [...]

2019-12-19T10:19:25+00:00December 19th, 2019|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Number of bikers killed and seriously injured rises

The number of bikers killed or seriously injured on North East roads in the last five years has risen by 8%. Despite a fall of 30% in all biker casualties, the number of bikers who have lost their lives or been seriously injured has increased. Campaign group Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) [...]

2019-04-17T10:25:24+01:00April 16th, 2019|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER, MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

Family of drink/drug driving victim back World Cup road safety campaign

The heartbroken loved ones of a man who was killed by a drink/drug driver are urging people to avoid driving under the influence as World Cup fever begins to grip the North East. Devastated Michelle Norton lost her only child, Lewis Knapp, last year after he was run over by a drink and drug driver [...]

2019-04-16T13:25:30+01:00June 5th, 2018|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Football clubs back campaign to show World Cup drink driving the red card

Football clubs across the region are backing a campaign by Road Safety GB North East and the emergency services to give drink and drug driving the boot during this summer’s World Cup. The road safety group is being joined by Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Newcastle football clubs as it aims to raise awareness about the dangers [...]

2018-06-05T17:32:20+01:00June 5th, 2018|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|
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