Police forces - get involved!
Police forces are ideally placed to deliver powerful road safety messages within their communities, through enforcement programmes, public events, awareness-raising campaigns and initiatives with schools and colleges. Road Safety Week is an ideal time to run road safety activities, and the participation of police forces has helped to make the Week a continued success over the years.
Register today for your online action pack of tips, ideas and downloadable Road Safety Week resources.
Below are five easy ways that police forces can benefit from involvement in the Week, and support Brake's work to improve road safety in the UK:
Work with the media
Road Safety Week is an ideal time to get heightened media coverage for your enforcement campaigns or their results, or any education initiative in which you are involved.
Brake also coordinates regional media launches in major cities - call us on 01484 559909 to find out about our launch event plans and how we can work together.
Schedule heightened enforcement checks on this year's RSW theme
In previous years, participating police forces have run enforcement checks tying in with the RSW theme.
As this year's theme is Speed Down Save Lives, it's an ideal opportunity to focus on speed enforcement and the need for drivers to stay within speed limits.
Display a giant Road Safety Week banner
Run partnership community awareness activities
Use our flagship national event to work with your partners to deliver community awareness activities: demonstrate the dangers of drink-driving or speeding with a town-centre roadshow; work with a local haulage company to demonstrate truck blind spots to cyclists; or tour schools to talk about staying safe on roads. Your local council, fire service, schools and colleges may be planning to get involved in Road Safety Week too, so it's a great chance to work together and pool resources.
Organise a fun fundraiser for Brake
“Road Safety Week gives us a fantastic opportunity to shout loud and proud about improving behaviour and standards on our roads, and get life-saving messages across to communities.”Alan Jones, chairman of the Police Federation’s national roads policing
Tell us about it
Whatever you're planning for Road Safety Week, please tell us about it by completing our online registration form. This helps us assess the impact of the Week, and we may also be able to offer you extra support with your initiative, such as helping you get more media coverage.
Read about what road safety professionals did for Road Safety Week in 2016.