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Be safe, be seen road safety campaign

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Published: 06/11/2012


Starting this week and running until Friday 16 November, the team are visiting all primary schools in South Gloucestershire where they will be holding special assemblies on the Be Safe Be Seen road safety campaign. Their key message for children to take away is ‘be bright morning or night’ as they encourage youngsters to wear something bright so that they are more visible to motorists.

And for cyclists, we have 100 free fluorescent rucksack covers to give away to help them be even more visible on the district’s roads on dark mornings and evenings. If you would like one, please email Debbie.williamson@southglos.gov.uk

Road safety officer Pamela Williams said: “South Gloucestershire has some of the safest roads in the country and by being safe and being seen on dark mornings and early evenings, this will help us keep it that way. During the autumn and winter months the colder weather starts to affect conditions on our roads so we have compiled a few tips to help you stay safe.”

Cyclists

• dress for the weather, layer up and stay warm: visibility can be poor this time of year even on brighter days, so dress bright to be seen

• get your bike ready: lubricate your chain and other metal-to-metal parts and fit mudguards. Your bike may need a service so call in to your local bike shop

• light up: you can never have too many lights on your bike

• think about your route: major roads are most often gritted whereas minor roads may not be treated

• leave your bike at home in severe winter conditions (snow and ice)

 

 


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