What is Road Safety Week?
Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. The
week takes place next week Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd November and aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and
beyond. This year’s theme is No Need To Speed.
Brake work with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.
Why take part?
- Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of children and young people aged 5-29 worldwide.
- Every year more than 3000 children and young people aged 0-17 are killed or suffer life changing injuries on roads in Britain.
- Help children and young people learn why speed matters on the streets around their homes and schools.
How schools can get involved
Brake are offering a range of resources online including:
- Lesson plans
- Activity sheets
Brake have also teamed up with children’s TV presenter Maddie Moate to create a short film to help children understand why safe speeds are so vital for safe journeys.
How to access resources
All resources are free and available to download online at