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Road-users urged to 'go the extra mile' to stay safe

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DRIVERS and pedestrians are being encouraged to make an extra effort to stay safe on our roads. This is the theme of a month-long campaign this February.

A variety of road-related issues will be addressed, such as speeding, anti-social and illegal parking near schools and the use of mobile phones when driving.

Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner is leading the campaign in a bid to raise awareness of these issues and encourage drivers and pedestrians to look out for each other. He said:

“It is vitally important that we continue to raise people’s awareness of road safety in our communities. There’s no doubt that our roads are getting busier and I’m encouraging both drivers and pedestrians to take extra care and be responsible for their own safety, and the safety of others.”

The campaign aims to raise awareness of road related issues, improve education to help people stay safe on our roads, and sign-post people across County Durham and Darlington to useful information provided by our partner organisations.

“Our partners already do a lot of good work to educate, and enforce, road safety in our towns and villages” said Ron. “I urge residents of all ages to get involved and share these messages of safety, whether this is out and about on the way to and from school, or through social media. Let’s look out for each other.”

More information about the month-long campaign can be found at: www.durham-pcc.gov.uk.

-ENDS-

Posted on Wednesday 1st February 2017
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