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.…

There’s no yellow card for drink driving, just a penalty

One in six fatal crashes involves a driver who has been drinking, and even the smallest amount of alcohol can dangerously affect driving. That is the message Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team want to remind people of ahead of the start of Euro 2016 this summer. Opportunities for drinking will be increased during the…

KCC Road Safety team wins national award

  Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team has won a national award for its campaign against driving while under the influence of drugs. It is another big win for the team who have won The First Car Award for two consecutive years. The team were presented with gold in the Young Driver Campaign of the…