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Road Safety Week is a UK-wide community-involvement event organised annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Each year focusses on a different theme.

Brake also launches the Week with national and regional media stories to help raise awareness.

Road Safety Week 2019 - Step up for safe streets

This Road Safety Week we want everyone to “Step up for Safe Streets” and learn about, shout about and celebrate the amazing design-led solutions that will allow us all to get around in safe and healthy ways, every day.

Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road, yet each of these tragedies is preventable [1]. Road Safety Week 2019 will share how a focus on design can stop human error from causing death or serious injury on the roads, can encourage walking and cycling, and can make sure that the air is clean, helping keep everyone safe, fit and healthy.

The week-long campaign will encourage everyone to ‘step up’ and play a part in the creation of a safe and healthy future in the following ways:
  • Everyone can step up by pledging to use roads safely, minimise vehicle use and shout out for design-led solutions.
  • Schools can help young people step up and learn how to create a safe and healthy future and shout out for change.
  • Organisations can step up their policies and procedures to ensure they choose design-led solutions.
  • Emergency service professionals can step up to highlight their vital role in helping keep us safe.
  • Policy-makers can step up by developing and mandating proven design-led solutions.

Journalists' note: Media and community events are taking place across the UK during the Week and national and regional press releases are now available. If you have any enquiries about the Week, call 01484 559909 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Press releases:

Read press releases from previous years in our news archive.

Learn more about events people ran in previous years on our 'You did it!' page.

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