Road Safety Week 2022
Safe Roads for All
Road Safety Week is Brake's biggest annual road safety campaign. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day.
Road Safety Week 2022 will take place from 14 to 20 November 2022.
The theme of Road Safety Week 2022 is SAFE ROADS FOR ALL. Every life on our roads matters, and every death and injury is preventable.
Why is road safety important?
First and foremost, road safety education is essential when it comes to avoiding traffic accidents. More than six children are killed or seriously injured on roads every day in the UK. Many of these incidents occur due to carelessness and lack of awareness, so it’s important that children are educated about this.
Children who have knowledge of road safety will not only be less likely to suffer an accident, but will also become more responsible and knowledgeable adults. They’ll become good, careful drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and passengers.
Road crashes are the leading cause of death for children and young people worldwide so parents and educators should encourage their pupils to be aware of everything around them, especially on roads so that they are able to develop a responsible road sense.
How can schools get involved?
Join other schools and nurseries across the UK to help children, young people and parents find out more about road safety and shout out for their right to make safe and healthy journeys.
Road safety is the perfect topic for a lesson or activity that can really engage, protect and benefit children and young people, and Road Safety Week is the perfect time to do it.
Brake has lots of different resources to get your students to have fun while learning about road safety.
Road crashes cost the UK economy around £36 billion every year.
Road safety is a great subject to engage children and young people with. Even the youngest children know something about road safety and it's a vitally important subject because everyone uses roads, and road danger affects everyone.
- Road crashes are the leading cause of death for children and young people worldwide;
- More than six children are killed or seriously injured on roads every day in the UK;
- Road crashes have a devastating effect on families and communities;
- Pollution from traffic causes respiratory illnesses and other diseases; and
- Active travel such as walking and cycling is good for the nation’s health and good for the planet.
Road crashes are a major cause of death and injury among the young, with the risk rising as children reach secondary school age and have more independence. Danger from traffic is also a big factor in whether children and young people are able to walk and cycle to school, to the park or to see friends, and therefore affects their ability to be healthy and socially active.