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Step up to safe streets

Kevin Thorpe | Monday 18th November 2019 9:30am

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The theme of Brake’s Road Safety Week this year is ‘step up for safe streets’. The aim is to encourage drivers to carry out ‘safe journeys’, ‘healthy journeys’ and ‘step up’ to minimise preventable road tragedies.

Safe journeys

One of the key elements of this week’s campaign is safe journeys. This refers to both the infrastructure of the roads and also ensuring the safety of the vehicles we drive. The latest vehicle technology is helping to make our roads safer. With new innovations, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking systems, being developed to help improve safety, the emphasis on safe journeys has never been stronger. However, it is also your responsibility to make sure that your vehicle is safe by ensuring that you check the component parts of your vehicle regularly.

Healthy journeys

Making sure that our journeys are as healthy as possible is important. Keeping the streets safe for pedestrians and cyclists as well as drivers is crucial. In addition, driving in the most environmentally friendly way possible is also vital.

As your car gets older, deposits can build up in the vehicle’s engine which reduces efficiency and causes an increase in emissions. Using a fuel system cleaner will help your engine to function efficiently which reduces emissions.

Making sure that your engine oil is topped up to is crucial in ensuring that your vehicle is running as efficiently as possible. You can check when your manufacturer recommends changing this in your vehicle handbook.

Ensuring that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure as per the manufacturer’s recommendations will make sure that your vehicle is as fuel efficient as possible and therefore producing the lowest amount of emissions possible. If your tyres are either over or under inflated, this can cause unnecessary emissions.

Step up

We can all help to make the streets and roads as safe as possible. If we all follow these simple steps, we can ensure that our roads and streets are as safe as possible. Individuals can step up by using roads safely and looking at more eco-friendly alternatives

Tips for greener driving:

As your car gets older, deposits can build up in the vehicle’s engine which reduces efficiency and causes an increase in emissions. Using a fuel system cleaner will help your engine to function efficiently which reduces emissions.


Making sure that your engine oil is topped up to is crucial in ensuring that your vehicle is running as efficiently as possible. You can check when your manufacturer recommends changing this in your vehicle handbook.

Ensuring that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure as per the manufacturer’s recommendations will make sure that your vehicle is as fuel efficient as possible and therefore producing the lowest amount of emissions possible. If your tyres are either over or under inflated, this can cause unnecessary emissions. It’s important to check your tyres before any long journey and on a regular basis to ensure that your vehicle is both safe and fuel efficient.

Driving smoothly can also help to lower emissions as less harsh braking and accelerating can cause unnecessary fuel emissions. This can help to make sure that your vehicle is as fuel efficient as possible.

 Not leaving the engine running when it doesn’t need to is another way of causing unnecessary environmental damage. If you’re stuck in traffic or parked, it’s important to turn your engine off to ensure that you’re not giving off unnecessary emissions.

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