Home Menu Search

Take Extra Care.

25 March 2020

The pressure being placed on the NHS by the escalating coronavirus situation is well known – and the strain is likely to get much worse in the coming weeks and months.

Last night, prime minister Boris Johnson announced more stringent measures which will reduce levels of travel – but nonetheless, some will still need their cars to travel to work and to the shops.

Meanwhile, some could also return to cycling – to fulfill their quota of one piece of exercise per day.

With that in mind, Road Safety GB backed by THINK has launched a new campaign, backed by a number of road safety stakeholders and the Met Police, stressing to all road users the importance of taking extra care while making essential journeys.

For those who must travel, the plea is to do everything to avoid collisions and casualties, including:

  • Always drive at an appropriate speed
  • Always wear a seatbelt
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Never use a mobile phone behind the wheel

The toolkit and further information is available here.


Related news, events and information

Blank title

25 March 2020 – Story from RoadSafety GB. The pressure being placed on the NHS by the escalating coronavirus situation is well...

Langleys Solicitors - new 'Business Champion'.

30 March 2010 – Legal firm promotes occupational road risk management to businesses after winning 'Business Champion'...

UK Road Safety Week

27 August 2015 – Emergency services are urged to register now for Road Safety Week free 'drive less, live more' resources as...

General Motors becomes first vehicle producer to join campaign

14 December 2009 – General Motors UK, one of Britain's leading vehicle manufacturers and car and van retailers, has become the...

(DFT) Government steps up attack on drink drive menace in Devon and Cornwall

20 July 2007 – More than half of all drink-drive casualties occur over the weekend A new £3 million anti-drink drive...

Driving with a hangover can land you with a criminal record

21 December 2015 – The new figures show that 58% of people who have four or more drinks on a night out sometimes take the risk and...

Pressure to cut BAC limits in England and Wales

1 July 2015 – England and Wales are under pressure to match Scotland's successful move last year from a 0.8g/l general blood...

Grey fleet mismanagement costing millions

17 October 2008 – A best practice guide for public sector bodies has warned that grey fleets could be wasting millions of pounds...

Essex County Council - new 'Business Champion'

14 April 2010 – Essex County Council's safe-driving focus rewarded with Government 'Business Champion' status. Implementation...