THINK! is supporting a campaign from Road Safety Great Britain encouraging all road users to help reduce the strain on the emergency services during the coronavirus pandemic by taking extra care when making essential journeys.
The pressure being placed on the NHS due to the coronavirus pandemic is well known.
While early evidence suggests measures to delay the spread of the virus are reducing the number of vehicles on the road, some still need to use the roads for essential journeys such as getting to work and for food shopping.
An average of 70 people per day were seriously injured (25,511) in 2018 – all of whom would have required hospital treatment.
To reduce the number of road casualties during these unprecedented times, Road Safety GB is reminding all road users to do everything they can to avoid collisions and casualties, including:
• Always drive at a legal and appropriate speed
• Always wear a seat belt
• Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Never use a mobile phone while driving
• Only use the roads for essential travel
The campaign materials can be viewed or downloaded below.