Tristar Worldwide makes the Brake pledge for national road safety week!

21 Nov 2016

Road safety week

At Tristar, road safety is so important to us, it’s the heart of everything we do. We’ve been recognised by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) with multiple awards over the years. This year, we earned a gold award for Fleet Safety and took home a Fleet Safety Technology Trophy for the second time, as well as receiving the award for Health and Safety for the fourth year in a row.

Because of our commitment, we’re always looking ahead to see what else we can do to promote safety. That’s why we’re taking part in the UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week 21 – 27 November, along with thousands of other organisations across the UK. The event is co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity.

As part of Road Safety Week, we are running a dress down, “Bright Day” to raise money. We’re also putting up posters as part of a road safety display, promoting road safety in our staff newsletter, on our website, and social media channels.

The theme this year is about six key things everyone across the country can do to protect themselves and the people around them, plus reduce emissions and pollution from vehicles.

The six Brake Pledge points are: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.

 

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager for Brake, said: “We’re delighted Tristar is getting involved with Road Safety Week and strengthening Brake’s campaign for safer roads.

We’ve designed this year’s theme to be action-orientated. Everyone – individuals, businesses, schools and community organisations – can make and share the Brake Pledge. Brake is working for safe, sustainable, healthy and fair transport. Brake supports a vision zero approach, which places the emphasis on systems to save lives and the planet, such as 20mph limits in towns and segregated routes for people on foot and bicycles.

We know it is challenging to change road users’ behaviour and humans make mistakes and some knowingly take risks. However, the deaths and injuries are happening right now, this week, and everyone can do their bit today by spreading awareness of the vital importance of the Pledge rules: slow down; never drink or take drugs or use a mobile when driving; always wear a seat belt; get eyesight tested; and minimise driving.”