Road Safety Week 2014 will take place between 17th and 23rd November 2014. It aims to highlight the need for every road user to take care and to be considerate of others when driving or using the roads.
According to the charity Brake, there are five deaths on UK roads every single day. Furthermore there are another 61 people daily who suffer serious injuries as the result of a road accident of some kind. That’s why Road Safety Week 2014 is set to try and reduce those numbers as far as possible, simply by highlighting the need for us all to be more alert and more considerate of other people.
The week also highlights those people who have lost loved ones as a result of the behaviour of others. A mere split-second can take a life, and all because someone is looking to shave some time off their journey to work or get somewhere else as fast as they possibly can. It is hoped the campaign will lead to more awareness of our actions and their consequences for other people. The more we can all do to reduce the number of accidents that take place, the better the outcome will be.
How can selfish driving be dangerous?
Selfish driving leads to accidents – it is as simple as that. Speeding is a good example of selfish driving. Someone wants to get to a destination as quickly as possible, and they put the lives of others at risk in the process.
They may not think they are doing so – perhaps they assume they are too good a driver, or that something like that won’t happen to them. However they are wrong – it can happen to anyone and everyone. This is why the campaign is set up, to highlight the dangers inherent in selfish driving.
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Date Published: November 18, 2014
Author: David Brown