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Make a pledge to Brake for Road Safety Week
We’re proud to once again support Road Safety Week, organised by Brake, the road safety charity.
This event runs between 21 and 27 November, bringing together schools and communities to highlight the importance of safe driving.
Barcan+Kirby is partnering with Hillcrest Primary School in Totterdown, Bristol, to promote a proactive approach to road safety in the community. Children from the school will be asked to illustrate how they and their parents can make Bristol’s roads safer, with the firm providing prizes for the winning drawing in each class at a special assembly.
All pupils will also receive a free reflector to help them stay visible when out walking or cycling after school.
In addition to the competition at Hillcrest, we’ll also be encouraging our own staff to think seriously about making the Brake Pledge – Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.
Associate solicitor Amie Prowle, who is judging the competition at Hillcrest Primary, commented:
“I’m really pleased that we’re able to support Road Safety Week again this year. As a solicitor you soon become all too aware of the kinds of avoidable accidents which occur on Bristol’s roads every day. Positive campaigns like this one are a great way to get the message out there that we can all do a bit more to make our streets safer.
I know colleagues will also be happy to take the Brake Pledge – whilst most of its points will be second nature to them, being actively mindful of road safety and encouraging others to do the same is key to reducing accidents.”
Bridget Norman, deputy headteacher at Hillcrest Primary, added:
“We all need to use roads whether we are children or adults – as pedestrians, cyclists, drivers or passengers in cars. It’s therefore essential to ensure that we can travel as safely as possible – an ongoing message we promote throughout the year but particularly during Road Safety Week.
We are delighted to welcome back Barcan+Kirby whose support makes a fantastic contribution in getting the message across to our whole school community.”
For more information about Road Safety Week or to take the Brake pledge, you can visit the Brake website.