About lorna

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far lorna has created 19 blog entries.

Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate ‘close pass’ drivers. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is being joined by police, fire officers, and the Police and Crime Commissioners from both Cleveland and Durham, in the regional [...]

2017-07-28T16:44:10+01:00June 30th, 2017|CYCLING SAFETY, LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

Road safety group and police urge ‘stay focused on the road’

Road safety experts and police are urging motorists not to be distracted at the wheel of their cars as new legislation comes into force tomorrow (March 1, 2017) that will see people issued with six penalty points and £200 fines for using mobile phones whilst driving. Road Safety GB North East revealed that drivers [...]

2017-05-24T11:38:50+01:00February 28th, 2017|DISTRACTION|

Heartbroken mother warns against mixing drink/drugs with driving

Grieving mother Rachel Docherty is backing a Christmas drink/drug driving campaign after losing her own teenage son in a devastating car smash earlier this year. The mother-of-five is throwing her support behind Road Safety GB North East’s (RSGB NE) seasonal campaign to reduce road casualties following the death of her 17-year-old son James Docherty. [...]

2017-05-20T07:52:40+01:00November 30th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Pedestrians most likely to be involved in road collisions during autumn

Pedestrians are mostly likely to be involved in a road collision in the weeks leading up to Christmas – with children accounting for a third of casualties every year. As the nights get darker earlier, Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is appealing for all road-users to slow down and to look out [...]

2017-05-22T11:32:34+01:00November 16th, 2016|PEDESTRIAN SAFETY|

Jordan’s grieving family urge young drivers to stay focused on the road

The distraught family of a teenager killed in a car accident have backed a campaign to safeguard young drivers on north east roads. The family of talented footballer Jordan Dowson said they will never recover from his death and are supporting Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) in its Young Driver campaign. The [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:33+01:00September 26th, 2016|YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY|

Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card

Football clubs across the region have backed a campaign by Road Safety GB North East to give drink driving the red card during Euro 2016. The road safety group is being joined by Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hartlepool football clubs as it aims to raise awareness about the dangers of drink driving and ultimately [...]

2017-05-24T11:09:52+01:00May 27th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Grieving young mum urges motorists to ‘take it easy’

Young mum Faye Keeler is facing parenthood alone after her “perfect” partner Chris Earl was killed in a motorbike accident near their home. The grieving 25-year-old has backed a campaign by Road Safety GB North East, which aims to raise awareness of bike safety and reduce the number of motorcycle casualties across the North [...]

2017-05-22T11:27:33+01:00April 28th, 2016|MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

New North East Road Safety Campaign Urges ‘Look Out for Each Other’

A teenager who miraculously survived after stepping off a bus and running into the path of a car has given her support to a new North East road safety campaign that is urging people to ‘Look Out for Each Other’. Emily Armitage was 15 when she leapt off a bus and, distracted by her [...]

2017-05-24T11:13:30+01:00February 28th, 2016|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER, PEDESTRIAN SAFETY|