LESLEY GRIFFITHS Wrexham AM National campaign reminds drivers to take care on roads

News from the office of Lesley Griffiths, Assembly Member for Wrexham

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

For Immediate Publication

A weeklong national campaign is underway aiming to raise awareness of road safety.

Wrexham Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths is backing Road Safety Week which runs from 21st – 27th November.

The campaign is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by the charity, Brake.  It aims to raise awareness about road safety and promotes steps that everyone can take to stop the needless deaths and injuries year-round.

This year’s theme is ‘Make the Break Pledge’ which seeks commitment to six key behaviours: slow, sober, secure, silent (mobile), sharp and sustainable.  The pledge calls on people to drive less and, if they do drive, to do everything they can to protect themselves and the people around them.

The Welsh Government is supporting the campaign by displaying messages on traffic signs across the country, reminding drivers of the need for regular eyesight testing and supporting the ‘sharp’ element of the pledge.

Lesley Griffiths AM said:

“The sheer volume of traffic on our roads means unfortunately there are often reports of accidents and collisions in and around Wrexham.”

“Drivers must always concentrate and remain focused to help prevent death and injuries.  This campaign highlights the important pledges everyone can follow which will help keep our roads and communities safe.”