The aim of Road Safety Week is to raise awareness about road crashes and casualties, and how we can make our roads and communities safer.
During the week we will be offering you the chance to get a free brake check for your vehicle. Surprisingly brakes are sometimes overlooked by drivers as they can be trickier to check than other areas, such as the oil or tyres. However, keeping your brakes in good condition should be a priority as they play a vital role in the safety of your vehicle.
Some vehicles have brake sensors, which give off a high-pitched sound as the pads get too thin. Alternatively, if you hear a metal grinding on metal sound you should get your brakes seen to as soon as possible as it is likely the pads have worn out.
Road Safety Week is in its 18th year and is coordinated by the charity Brake, which aims to prevent road death and injury as well as caring for people bereaved or injured in road crashes.
One of the themes of this year’s Road Safety Week is ‘Look out for each other’.
We will also be encouraging motorcyclists, moped and scooter riders to make sure they are clearly visible especially at night. We will have free florescent bands to giveaway during the week to anyone who would like one.