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1909, 2023

Campaign to save young people on the roads

September 19th, 2023|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER, Uncategorised, YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY|

Pictured: Students from Stockton Riverside College, involved in the road safety campaign are, pictured L-R, Connor Errington, Geoffrey Wood, Laura Lillystone, Emily Howard, Sienna Pounder, and Delroy Witbeen. Young motorists are being urged to drive with care after the latest figures released by Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) showed the highest number of fatalities in the region since 2017. Young drivers aged [...]

504, 2023

Pupils join call for drivers to look out for cyclists after deaths and serious injuries remain high


Pictured: Pupils from West Park Academy, pictured L-R, with Darlington Borough Council’s Road Safety Support Officer Liz Hart, are Elliott, Alex, Felicity, Connie and Libby Pupils have joined road safety experts and the emergency services in urging drivers to take a second look for bikes after the latest figures showed cyclist casualties continue to be stubbornly high. Children from West Park Academy in Darlington [...]

1511, 2022

Fans urged to give drink and drug driving the boot during World Cup 2022

November 15th, 2022|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

People across the North East are being urged to kick drink and drug driving out of the World Cup by taking a zero tolerance approach when it comes to road safety. Children from Harlow Green Community Primary School in Gateshead have joined Road Safety GB North East and the emergency services to encourage people to enjoy the football, but to say no to getting [...]

1207, 2022

Pupils call for better road safety ahead of peak season for collisions involving children


**Featured image: The children of St Bede’s Catholic Primary School in Sacriston share their road safety messages. Pictured from back left are Daisy, Lydia, Harper, Jude, and Beth. Youngsters are urging people to take better care on the roads after the latest figures showed that more than 2,600 children were injured or killed on North East roads in the past five years. Pupils at [...]

1204, 2022

Over half of collisions involving cyclists caused by drivers failing to see bikes

April 12th, 2022|CYCLING SAFETY|

**Featured image: Pictured from left are members of Durham University Cycling Club Harvey Leak-Smith, Douglas Phillips and Aydin Rezazadeh. Motorists are being urged to look twice for bikes after the latest figures revealed that over half of collisions involving cyclists were caused by drivers simply failing to see them. With almost 2,500 cyclists injured on North East roads during the last five years, including [...]

2402, 2022

People urged to ‘buckle up’ as figures show failing to wear a seatbelt a major factor in road deaths

February 24th, 2022|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

Around a third of people killed in vehicle collisions on North East roads in the past five years were not wearing a seatbelt, the latest figures have revealed. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is urging drivers to ensure they and their passengers are properly fastened in after revealing that 306 people injured on the region’s roads since 2017 were not wearing seatbelts [...]

3011, 2021

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 people to either be the designated driver or to leave [...]

1006, 2021

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

June 10th, 2021|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

**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 urge people not to get behind the wheel after drink [...]

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