Pupils to learn about road safety as part of campaign

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership is supporting this year's Brake Road Safety Week, which runs from November 19 - 25.

As part of the initiative, a variety of activities will be delivered in schools across Peterborough during the week, including; drive IQ workshops at Jack Hunt and St John Fisher schools, a cycle safety workshop in partnership with Skanska at Hampton Gardens School and pedestrian training at St Thomas Moore primary school.

Jenny Wright, prevention and enforcement service officer for Peterborough City Council, said: "During 2017 a total of 742 people were injured on Peterborough roads. It is really important to support this national campaign to highlight various road safety messages and activities being delivered across Peterborough to reduce the number of people injured on our roads.

"Students and parents are encouraged to use the roads correctly remembering the basics of stop look and listen, to be aware of their surroundings and other road users and of the dangers of using phones. The young driver age group are being offered a series of online modules to improve their skills in anticipating danger, hazard detection, risk management and eye scanning."

PC Jon Morris, casualty reduction officer for Cambridgeshire Police, added: "I would like to remind drivers that they should ensure their vehicles are fit for the changing weather conditions, check lights are working, ensure washer bottle is kept topped up and put additive in the water to prevent freezing. Don’t drive off unless windscreen and side windows are clear of any ice and be mindful that stopping distances will increase as the weather deteriorates.”

For more information about the Road Safety Week visit www.brake.org.uk.

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