Keep Sharing the Road to Zero
This week (18-24 November) is Road Safety Week in Northern Ireland. Every second and every minute of every day road users face danger on the roads – road safety is an all year round challenge for every single road user.
Road Safety Week gives us a chance to refocus on what we can all do to Share the Road to Zero; to reflect and think about the devastation we would feel if we lost just one of our family or friends due to a crash; and to ensure that we all target and aspire to zero road deaths on our roads.
IS ZERO ROAD DEATHS AN ACHIEVABLE TARGET?
In 2010 road deaths in Northern Ireland were reduced by 60 in one year from 115 to 55. In 2012 48 people were killed on our roads. If we can reduce deaths by 60 in one year we can reduce deaths from 48 to zero. Every road death is one too many.
Over 95% of crashes where someone is killed or seriously injured in Northern Ireland are due to human error and are therefore preventable. Zero road deaths in Northern Ireland is an achievable target if we all drive at speeds appropriate to the circumstances, never EVER drink or take drugs and drive, always concentrate when driving and always wear a seatbelt.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT THE TARGET OF ZERO ROAD DEATHS?
- You have pledged to Share the Road to Zero – keep your pledge by following the 5 WAYS TO REDUCE ROAD DEATHS.
- Ask all your friends and family to join you and the thousands of people in Northern Ireland who are sharing the Road to Zero by visiting Share the Road to Zero.com. If you are on Facebook or Twitter you could save lives by sharing this link.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily road safety tips, news and Highway Code Rules.
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