Road Safety

Road Safety isn’t just about looking after the highways, it incorporates the wider aspects of how we behave on the roads and interact with others.

Brake Road Safety Week

19 to 25 November 2018

Road Safety Week is an annual event that aims to inspire schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond. This year's theme is “Bike Smart”, which hopes to raise awareness about the importance of protecting those on two wheels.

As well as promoting cycle safety to any pupils that come to school by bike, Brake Road Safety Week is also a great time to reinforce general road safety messages, including pedestrian safety.

Further information on Brake Road Safety week.

This Month’s Focus is - Be Bright Be Seen

Be safe and be seen this autumn/winter, that is the message from Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour Team.

The darker winter evenings can contribute to an increased risk to people’s safety on the roads. Vulnerable road users like children, the elderly, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are particularly at risk of being involved in an incident.

However you get to work or school, there are things you can do to help yourself be seen, making sure other road users can see you:

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Road collisions

Most road traffic collisions are down to human error so using the roads with care and consideration for your own safety and the safety of others is really important.

Data on road collisions and casualties:


The Influencing travel behaviour team have made some short films:

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