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MAKING OUR ROADS SAFER…

for everyone

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.

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

Tips and advice on staying safe, route guides, training courses, bike crash personal stories.

YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY

Why young people are vulnerable, tips, advice, and Jordan Dowson’s story.

CYCLING SAFETY

Cycling information, best practice, stats and the latest collision trends.

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.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

When pedestrians are most vulnerable, dos and don’ts, driver awareness, school workshops.

CHILD ROAD SAFETY

Learn how you can help to keep your child safe on the region’s roads.

DRIVING FOR WORK

Staying safe whilst driving for work, advice for employers, good practice and training courses.

DRINK/DRUG DRIVING

Units of alcohol, the impact of Christmas and New Year, the consequences of drink/drug driving.

DISTRACTION

Laws around mobile phone use whilst driving, tips and advice, consequences and staying focused.

SEATBELT SAFETY

Statistics, trends, crash test dummies, consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, tips and the law.

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.

Remember…

  • 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

#LookOutForEachOther

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