South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
  • Step up for Safe Streets 2019

    Will you ‘Step up for Safe Streets’ and help us to save lives by spreading the word on road safety?

    This year for National Road Safety Week (Monday 18 to Sunday 24 November), we are asking everyone in South Yorkshire to share as many messages as possible through our ‘seven-day step up’ campaign.

    To support road safety charity Brake’s annual campaign, every day next week we will be sharing tips and advice on a different theme, using the #StepUp hashtag.

    We hope that through social media and word of mouth, we can come together and ‘Step up for Safe Streets’.

    Joanne Wehrle, manager of SYSRP, said: “Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and each of these tragedies is preventable.

    “This year’s road safety week is all about encouraging people to share our roads safely and responsibly, no matter what form of transport you are using.

     “So, whether you’re a pedal cyclist, driver, motorcycle rider or pedestrian, we are asking everyone to come together and step up for safe streets.

    “After all, road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

    Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event and aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action and promote life-saving messages.

    Starting on Monday (18 November), we will be using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share the ‘seven-day step up’ with topics ranging from speeding to mobile phones.

    The team will also be out and about at schools, colleges and libraries across South Yorkshire to spread the word.

    “Every year we support Brake’s campaign but for us, every week is road safety week and we hope the people of South Yorkshire will join us in our fight,” added Joanne.

     “We all need to look out for each other, no matter how we choose to travel and we need a safe transport network to support us.

    “From speed limits, to technology in cars, we hope that everyone sees they have a role to play in road safety and pledges to ‘step up’ not just this week, but all year round.”

    Brake founded Road Safety Week in 1997 as an annual event to promote steps that everyone can take to stop needless deaths and injuries year-round.

    As well as its campaign work, the charity supports people bereaved or seriously injured in road collisions.

    To join the campaign please follow @safer­­_roads on Twitter, safersouthyorks on Instagram or @SYSaferRoadsPartnership on facebook.

    All week we will promote pledges and road safety messages pages using #StepUp and #RoadSafetyWeek.

    Next week the team will visit:

    • Wickersley Sports College
    • Wingfield Comprehensive School
    • Doncaster College
    • Longley Park College
    • Barnsley Markets
    • Sheffield Library


  • For further information about SYSRP and our campaigns and initiatives, or if you have any queries, then contact us using this form, drop an email to or telephone 01709 832455 and ask for the Safer Roads Office.

    To keep up-to-date with our many events and initiatives around South Yorkshire then follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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