MAKING OUR ROADS SAFER…
Saving lives on the north east’s roads
The Road Safety GB North East group is made up of the 12 local highway authorities in the region, three regional police forces and four fire and rescue teams. There are two county councils and ten district councils covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Cleveland.
Mixing drink or drugs with driving can be fatal.
The family of fun-loving Lewis Knapp know all too well the devastation it can cause.
Laws around mobile phone use whilst driving, tips and advice, consequences and staying focused.
Road safety is an issue that affects us all, whether you drive a car, ride a motorbike, catch a bus or walk.
Even experienced drivers or the most safety-conscious pedestrians can be involved in a road crash due to the actions of others.
We’re urging everyone to Look Out For Each Other so collisions can be prevented.
We’re working with the police, fire brigade and other emergency services to help reduce casualties, but we really need the support of you, the public.
- Take a second longer to look – especially for bikes
- Stay within the speed limit
- Slow down in busy areas
- Don’t rush
- Stay focused
- When driving, turn mobile phones off
- If drinking, leave the car keys at home
- If walking, take a second longer before stepping out into the road