Road Safety Week helps keep you safe on campus

Posted by rmt22 at Dec 17, 2015 02:50 PM |
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians around the University of Leicester should be safer thanks to the efforts of staff and students during Road Safety Week 2015.
Road Safety Week helps keep you safe on campus

The Safety Services Team make their road safety pledge

Spearheaded by Safety Services in close co-ordination with Estates and Facilities and the Students’ Union, activities to improve and raise awareness of road safety took place week of 23 November.

An interactive speed sign on the road outside the Danielle Brown sports centre has already had a positive impact on safety in this area of the university, with a staff member commenting: “The interactive speed sign was a brilliant idea.  I’ve noticed one or two speeding vans but this seems to keep them in check.”

Cyclists were also a focus, as security services gave away free bike locks and encouraged students to sign up to Immobilise, the UK national property register – used by UK police forces to trace owners of lost/stolen property.

Alex Mitchell, Engagement Officer from the SU ran a two-day bike health check stall on campus. He said: “Overall we serviced between 50-60 bikes over the course of the two days. Issues ranged from new bike cables and gears to simply a loose brake pad.”

The Safety Services team also got involved, by committing to BRAKE’s  Road Safety Pledge which encourages drivers to do simple things under the theme of six S’s – Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.

Mike Haynes-Coote, Director of Safety Services, said: “I’m pleased to see the positive impact that the Road Safety Week activities have had on campus. Campaigns like this are vital to remind us all that road safety is everyone’s responsibility – and with a few simple checks or reminders, we can all make a positive contribution to our own safety and that of others.”

Road Safety Week infographic

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