DPPdrivingEmergency services have been urged to start planning for Road Safety Week 2015 (23-29 November), with the theme of this year's events now announced as ‘drive less live more’.

Road Safety Week, now in its 19th year, is coordinated with the support of headline sponsor Specsavers and the Department for Transport and provides opportunties for police, fire and ambulance services to run high-profile community engagement, awareness and enforcement campaigns to promote safer, more sustainable and active road use and prevent road death and injury.

Charity Brake co-ordinate activities during the week and their deputy chief executive Julie Townsend said: “Road safety isn’t just about safe driving and using the green cross code. It’s about making our streets safe and pleasant for everyone to use freely, and doing what we can to protect ourselves, people around us and the environment.

"A big part of that is driving less if we can, and this can make a huge difference to health and wellbeing, communities and the planet. That’s why this Road Safety Week, we’re encouraging everyone to consider how they travel, and if possible ditch some vehicle mileage, and walk, cycle or use public transport instead - and emergency services can be pivotal in getting this vital message out to the community."

Last year, hundreds of emergency service professionals got involved by coordinating activities in their area and Brake have also provided a free e-action pack at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/professionals including downloadable posters on this year’s theme, web banners, advice and case studies to help you run successful activities.

To find out more visit www.brake.org.uk/get-involved/individuals/young-people