National road safety week

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LIBERAL Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today urged people to take part in this year’s national Road Safety Week by slowing down when driving.

Road Safety Week is a national awareness initiative run by the charity Brake.

It takes place this year between November 19 and 25, focussing on the theme ‘Slower speeds = happy people’.

The North East Scotland MSP said: “The week aims to raise awareness of the importance of making it safer for people to walk and cycle in their own community. Drivers will be encouraged to slow down to 20 mph around schools, homes and shops.”

The event also aims to appeal to government to provide more funding for local authorities to introduce 20 mph limits and other measures to protect people on foot and bicycle.

To mark Road Safety Week, there is a free action pack with posters, plus guidance and tips on getting involved. Further information can be found at http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/index.php?/road-safety-resources.html