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Remembering road victims and supporting road safety awareness

Derbyshire people are being asked by Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles to join him in remembering road traffic victims on Sunday’s (November 15) global remembrance day -  and to ‘think safe’ in the coming national road safety awareness week (23-29 November).

“Tragedies occur too often as a result of the ‘fatal four’ most dangerous offences on our roads – driving too fast, being under the influence of drink or drugs, using a mobile phone and not wearing safety belts,” he said.

“When someone we know is killed or desperately injured on the roads, the tragedy comes home to us. My hope is that all road users will focus this Sunday – and every day ahead – on the need to be alert, to be responsible and to ensure that they, their passengers and other road users and pedestrians are not put at risk by their thoughtless, selfish or criminal actions.”

Commissioner Charles added: “Derbyshire Police are determined to do everything they can to make our roads safer – as evidenced by the success of Operation Safedrive. I saw for myself the great professionalism of their Roads Policing officers when I joined them on patrol, and am pleased to know that their efforts led to greater publicity and awareness about the ‘fatal four.’

World Day of Remembrance on Sunday reminds us all that 4,000 people are killed and many hundreds of thousands injured on roads every day.

This year’s Road Safety Awareness Week theme is to ‘drive less, live more’ to help promote active and sustainable travel and safer streets for all.

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Media Enquiries: Sallie Blair 01283 821012 / 07702 541401

Posted on Saturday 14th November 2015
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