Speed limits are not targets to hit

As the coronavirus lockdown begins to lift and more people are getting back into their cars, Kent County Council is reminding them that speed limits are not a target. There have been 213 collisions on Kent’s roads over the last five years, resulting in 336 casualties – including 58 people who were killed or seriously…

Calling all road safety superheroes!

Kent Road Safety has just launched the first of its Road Safety Superhero lessons for children available via YouTube. Aimed at those in years one to three, Kent Road Safety created its online lesson for primary school children currently working from home. The interactive lesson gives parents a chance to pause the session at certain…

Road Safety Seminars for Mature Drivers

A free conference for mature drivers will be held in Greenhithe in October. For drivers over the age of 60, the idea is to reinforce knowledge that may have been forgotten, heighten hazard awareness, and cover newer subjects such as smart motorways and eco driving. Run by the Kent County Council Road Safety team, they…

Don’t take speed to the limit

Most fatal crashes in the county happen on rural roads where some drivers may wrongly assume that the national speed limit is always the safe speed to drive at. This summer, Kent County Council is urging drivers to remember that speed limits are not a target to reach. Research shows that three in five deaths…

Summer anti-drink-drive campaign launched

As the country prepares for the 2018 World Cup, Kent Road Safety is launching its summer anti-drink-driving campaign. One in six fatal crashes involves a driver who has been drinking and over 50% of drink-drive collisions happen on residential roads. The campaign will run from this month (June) through to the end of August with…

KCC launches campaign to help children cross safely

Three in four crashes involving children on Kent’s roads are because of youngsters not looking properly before they cross. Child pedestrians are consistently shown to be at their most vulnerable between the ages of 11 and 16 as this is often when, with increasing independence, they begin their first solo pedestrian journeys on potentially unfamiliar routes.…