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Road Safety Week!

17 November 2014

Road Safety Week is here and once again Nixon Hire are taking part.

Today launches the UK's flagship road safety event, calling on people to look out for each other to help prevent the five deaths and 61 serious injuries that happen daily on UK roads.

We all use roads to get around in different ways: often a mix of walking, cycling, catching the bus or driving and each of these methods are equal in their right to us the road. As part of Road Safety week we’re highlighting the expectation for Nixon Hire employees to show respect, consideration and patience towards all road users.

All road users set out on their journey with the intention for getting from A to B safely, however, some road users such as cyclists or pedestrians are more vulnerable and need protecting by those of us in charge of vehicles.

A simple lack of consideration and care can have awful consequences. It can mean people feel less able to get out and about and less likely to choose walking and cycling: kids not being allowed to walk to school, commuters not feeling able to cycle, families being more inclined to always use the car. In the most tragic of circumstances it can lead to horrific injuries or even the loss of life because of someone going too fast, too close or not looking out.

Wouldn’t it be better if, instead of being stressful and risky, roads were places where everyone looked out for and protected each other?

We are appealing to you to show your commitment to care and compassion on roads by making the pledge below.

http://www.brake.org.uk/campaigns-events/take-action/pledge2drivesafely-for-drivers