South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
08 Nov 2021

Heroes doing their bit to make South Yorkshire’s roads safer will be under the spotlight as part of National Road Safety Week.
From school crossing wardens to bereavement support charities, the week-long event starting on Monday (15 November) is all about paying tribute to those working hard to make journeys safer for everyone.
And organisers Brake, hope that it will inspire more people to take action and play their own part in preventing deaths and injuries on our roads.
Joanne Wehrle, manager of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP), said: “Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event and every year, millions of people get involved to take action for safer roads.
“In keeping with this year’s theme, members of our team have selected their own road safety hero which we will share on social media every day next week.
“This is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to each and every person doing their bit to make journeys safer, more sustainable and improve the health and well-being of our communities.”
Since 1995, charity Brake has been working 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.
“Road Safety Week 2021 celebrates the professionals who are working to make roads safer for everyone, from designing safer roads to caring for people after a crash,” said a charity spokesperson.
“It also enables everyone who uses roads to understand how they can take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.
“Our vision is a world with zero road deaths and serious injuries where everyone moves in a safe and healthy way, as part of our normal day.
“Everyone can be a road safety hero and you can make a big difference by getting together with others and shouting loud and proud about road safety.”
You can follow SYSRP’s hero ‘shout-outs’ on social media @SYSaferRoads #roadsafetyweek where you can also nominate your own road safety hero.
“Being a road safety hero could be as simple as following the speed limit or wearing your seatbelt,” added Joanne.
“Don’t drive under the influence of drink or drugs and put your mobile phone away to avoid distraction.

“By following the rules of the road, you are greatly reducing your chances of being involved in a collision – which means you are saving lives. Now surely that’s the work of a hero.”
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