South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
  18 May 2020CAMPAIGN: New Normal Same Dangers

Today marks the start of ‘New Normal, Same Dangers’ - a two-week campaign with partners highlighting the need to stay safe and alert on our roads.

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP), along with South Yorkshire Police, will be raising awareness about basic road safety as traffic increases on our transport network.

The main focus will be on speeding and encouraging drivers and riders to travel within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the road conditions. Other themes being promoted include always wearing a seat belt, never drink or drug driving and not using your mobile phone at the wheel. All these activities create additional risk and are common contributory factors in fatal road traffic collisions.

Joanne Wehrle, manager of SYSRP, said: “Over the coming weeks as we see changes to lockdown restrictions, our roads will look increasingly busy.

“Now, more than ever, it’s vital that we all follow basic road safety rules as we move through this ever changing health crisis.

“With some people returning to work, some school children preparing to go back and restrictions lifted on exercise, we all need to share our roads responsibly and safely to ensure that we do not place any additional pressure on our NHS and key workers.”

Throughout this week, the Safer Roads team will share messages on social media about the themes ahead of a week of enforcement activity from partners South Yorkshire Police.

 You can follow us on Twitter: @safer_roads, Facebook: @SYSaferRoadsPartnership and Instagram: @safersouthyorks


New normal same dangers