Cheshire West and Chester Council supports national Road Safety Week encouraging people to 'drive less, live more'

26 November 2015

Cheshire West and Chester Council has joined Brake, the road safety charity in supporting Road Safety Week, which aims to encourage motorists to ‘drive less, live more.’

As part of the campaign Mickle Trafford School, working with the Council’s Road Safety Team, organised a Giant Walking Bus to launch their Parents Parking Charter and to encourage parents and children to consider walking to school.

The Council is joining thousands of other organisations, schools and community groups across the UK promoting life-saving messages as part of Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest road safety event, organised by the charity Brake.

Local ward member, Councillor Margaret Parker said: “This event provided an opportunity for the children to get involved in learning about the benefits of walking and cycling to school, the dangers of traffic and why it’s important for drivers to slow down around schools.

“We can all commit to reducing traffic on our roads. We should think whether our journey – to school, to work, to the shops, to visit friends or family – can be made on foot, bicycle or by using public transport instead. Driving less reduces congestion, pollution, and traffic danger, making our streets safer and more pleasant places, plus it can make us fitter, healthier and happier.” Headteacher, Wendy Lyon said: “We used this wonderful event to promote road safety to children and parents and also launch our new Parents Parking Charter, which aims to reduce congestion around the school at the beginning and end of the day. Everyone enjoyed the Giant Walk and the presentations and workshops afterwards. I’d like to thank the Council’s Road Safety Team for their support and resources.”

Headteacher, Wendy Lyon (far right) with members of the Council’s Road Safety Team, parents and pupils from years 5 and 6 taking part in a giant walking bus at Mickle Trafford School for Road Safety Week.
Headteacher, Wendy Lyon (far right) with members of the Council’s Road Safety Team, parents and pupils from years 5 and 6 taking part in a giant walking bus at Mickle Trafford School for Road Safety Week.

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