“No need to speed” is the message for this year’s Road Safety Week, which takes place from November 16 to 22.

Schools and nurseries are being asked to take part and teach potentially life-saving skills to their pupils.

The week is run by road safety charity Brake and there are a range of resources on offer to support teachers.

The theme for this year – No need to speed – has been chosen after research carried out by Brake found that only one quarter of people think that vehicles travel at a safe speed on the road where they live.

On average, five people die every day on the roads in Great Britain and many more are seriously injured. Road crashes are still one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury among children and young people.

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