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Road Safety Week

November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020

This week sees the return of Road Safety Week (November 16 – November 22). The campaign, which is coordinated annually by Brake, will once again raise awareness for safety on Britain’s roads. This year their focus is the ‘No need to speed’ campaign which is at the heart of the charity this week.

Road Safety Week has successfully been raising awareness of safety on Britain’s roads for over 20 years. The latest statistics show that someone is injured on UK roads every four minutes and the Road Safety Week campaign aims to tackle these figures.

According to Brake, more than 1.3milllion people die on the world’s roads every year.

At Lorry Route, we fully support Brake in their campaigns for Road Safety Week.

Our compliant routing software allows users to generate the fastest, safest and greenest routes available on UK roads.

Through algorithms specifically designed for each individual vehicle, drivers can safely avoid all low bridges, narrow roads and local pedestrian areas. Safety is an important factor of maintaining full compliancy on Britain's roads.

Bridge strikes have recently been brought to the attention of the Senior Traffic Commissioner, where drivers and transport managers could face suspension or a prison sentence following on from a UK bridge strike. Read more here

With multiple bridge strikes occurring daily, HGV drivers, fellow drivers, pedestrians and train passengers are all at risk of suffering fatal injuries. Last year’s statistics from Network Rail showed 1,787 known bridge strikes were reported. After the recent updates and Brake’s annual campaign this week, Lorry Route are calling on all drivers and our customers to keep safe during this festive period. With the winter months now here and Christmas just around the corner, drivers must ensure they stay safe around this busy time of year.

Lorry Route’s compliant routing software allows large vehicle drivers to safely and successfully plan fully compliant routes to avoid all low bridges, PCN fines, weight restricted roads and Low Emission Zones.

To join in with Road Safety Week, you can take part here. http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/