Speed is still the biggest single factor in crashes, even in cities, but when you add drink, drugs and tiredness, it can spell disaster.
We all have a responsibility to make the roads safer, as drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians or passengers…we can all do our bit to keep our streets a safe place for all.
Be Bright Be Seen
We in conjunction with Safer Roads Humber are urging cyclists and other vulnerable road users to wear something bright this winter. It doesn’t have to be high visibility, even brightly coloured clothes help keep people safe.
For a limited time only, there are a number of visibility packs available for free at the Cycle Hub in Paragon Interchange. To get your free pack, register by visiting the Cycle Hub between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Stock is limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis.
Free car seat checks
Did you know that 8 out of 10 seats tested in Hull were found not to be fitted correctly? Even a brand new seat fitted incorrectly can cause severe injuries, as the video of the crash test below shows. Most people think that as car design makes cars safer each year then car seats become less important. They forget that all the safety features we rely on are designed for adults and not children, now injuries to children in cars are on the increase.
Road safety always recommends you buy a car seat from a retailer who offers a fitting service as a few pounds saved online or from a discounter can not only be a false economy but a life changing experience too.
That is why Hull City Council in partnership with Good Egg Safety will be running a series of car seat clinics throughout the year, check below to find out when the next one is.
Check out the crash test video of a counterfeit car seat bought online (opens in a new window)
Find your nearest or next clinic (opens in a new window)