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Road Safety Week – 18-24 November – is the biggest road safety awareness event in the UK

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Coordinated annually by road safety charity, Brake, this week’s Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event.

Brake works to prevent road death and injury, making streets and communities safer, and supporting the victims of road crashes. Click here to find out more about the charity’s work.

Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

The theme for this week is ‘Step up for safe streets’ an opportunity to ‘learn about, shout about and celebrate the amazing design-led solutions that allow us all to get around in safe and healthy ways, every day.’

Safe journeys happen when road transport networks are designed so that human error doesn’t result in death or serious injury. This safety by design approach is known as ‘safe systems’. From safety technology in vehicles, to speed limits that reflect the safety of the roads, we can all celebrate these proven solutions.

Group road safety manager, Mark Bromhall, has been working with Brake to improve road safety and together with other road safety advocates from around the country, he has made a film which showcases some of the work Royal Mail has done over the last few years.

‘We’ve done a lot of work to improve road safety at Royal Mail, much of which has been recognised in the road safety industry awards we have won over the past few years,’ said Mark.

‘The road safety policy changes we have made, specifically the decision to ban the use of hands-free mobile phones while driving and the introduction of new technology and approaches, which reduce our carbon footprint, have highlighted Royal Mail Group as an industry leader in these areas.’

This year, there has been an increase in the number of collisions we have had with Royal Mail vehicles. This Road Safety Week, please think about what you can do individually to improve road safety in your office.