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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 [...]

1611, 2016

Pedestrians most likely to be involved in road collisions during autumn

November 16th, 2016|PEDESTRIAN SAFETY|

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 for each other during the coming weeks. Drivers are urged [...]

2609, 2016

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

September 26th, 2016|YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY|

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 latest statistics show that young people are four times more [...]

2705, 2016

Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card

May 27th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

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 reduce accident and casualty figures during the football tournament. Each [...]

2804, 2016

Grieving young mum urges motorists to ‘take it easy’

April 28th, 2016|MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

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 East. Her partner of ten years, Chris, died instantly less [...]