Kent Police to support national road safety campaign

Kent Police is reminding motorists to stay safe ahead of a road safety campaign.

Officers will be out on the roads between Monday 21 November and Sunday 27 November. This will be to encourage drivers to think about their actions behind the wheel.

The campaign, which is an annual event co-ordinated by road safety charity, Brake, will see individuals, companies and organisations lend their support throughout the week to tackle road safety and promote life-saving messages.

During Road Safety Week Kent Police will support the event with officers and special constables. Officers will be heading onto the roads in an education and enforcement role.

They’ll also raise awareness of the initiative and remind motorists to stay safe on roads by highlighting the Brake pledge. This year the charity will ask people to agree to six key points which are Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.

Special constables will visit various schools to educate youngsters on how to stay safe on Kent’s roads. Volunteers from Kent Police Speedwatch will also be out during the week helping to educate drivers.

Kent Police Sergeant Steve Dunnett, of the Roads Policing Unit, is helping to co-ordinate Kent Police’s support during the campaign.

He said: ‘As a force Kent Police officers work tirelessly to help protect the public from serious harm in a number of ways and encouraging and reminding motorists to drive safely is an important part of being an officer with the Roads Policing Unit.

‘As ever officers will be out and about on the roads in Kent, but during the campaign week police will have an extra focus to remind drivers to stay safe behind the wheel with the support of Brake’s pledges.

‘Officers and special constables will be out throughout the week to not only act as a deterrent and in an enforcement capacity, but just importantly to provide preventative advice to motorists and to remind them of how their actions can affect their own and others lives’.

 

 

For more information about Brake and the Road Safety Campaign visit – http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/

For more information on Brake’s six pledge points visit – http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/content/theme/595-make-the-brake-pledge

For more information contact Vicki Foster in the Kent Police Press Office on 01622 652150.

Vicki Foster
Press Officer
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01622 652150
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