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2803, 2018

Plea to motorists as biker season begins

March 28th, 2018|MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

The number of bikers injured in road collisions during the last five years has seen a marked decrease – but biker fatalities are still a problem on North East roads. With Easter almost upon us and spring weather approaching, more and more bikers are likely to take to the roads, which will lead to a higher risk of collisions and deaths. According to recent [...]

902, 2018

Help to keep children safe on the roads

February 9th, 2018|CHILD ROAD SAFETY|

Parents and schools are being urged to remind their children about road safety as the winter months are most prevalent when it comes to pedestrian road accidents. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) has enlisted the support of a new mascot, Look Out Leo, to help educate young people about the dangers of the road, particularly during the winter months when the nights [...]

2012, 2017

Grieving family warns against mixing drink and drugs with driving

December 20th, 2017|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

The heartbroken family of a teenage girl who died at the hands of a drink and drug driver are throwing their support behind a road safety campaign to keep people safe this Christmas. Fun-loving student Lucy Pinder was tragically killed after enjoying a day out at Flamingo Land with friends. Her family said, at that point, life changed for them, with happiness being a distant [...]

809, 2017

A&E doctors urge all pedal cyclists to wear helmets

September 8th, 2017|CYCLING SAFETY|

Accident and emergency doctors at a North East Hospital are urging all pedal cyclists to wear good quality helmets after witnessing first hand the head and face injuries that can occur in bike collisions. The team of consultants at University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton are backing Road Safety GB North East’s cycling safety campaign in the hope of raising awareness about the importance [...]

3006, 2017

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 initiative to help safeguard cyclists and educate road-users about safer [...]

2802, 2017

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

February 28th, 2017|DISTRACTION|

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 using a mobile phone whilst driving – either hand-held or [...]

512, 2016

Grieving mother warns ‘it’s not worth it’

December 5th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Mother Anita Thompson has backed Road Safety GB North East’s drink and drug driving campaign after her own son was killed in a road accident. Her son Nick Davidson, 27, and his friend Grant Benson, 21, were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree, ricocheted into another tree and burst into flames. The friends had been for a night out [...]

3011, 2016

Heartbroken mother warns against mixing drink/drugs with driving

November 30th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG 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. The road safety group is urging people to leave their [...]

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