Schoolchildren asked to design road-safety banners

Northumberland schools are invited to enter designs for road safety banners.
Northumberland schools are invited to enter designs for road safety banners.

Northumberland schools are invited to enter designs for road-safety banners as part of a competition linked to Road Safety Week, which runs from November 23 to 29.

For the seventh year running, Recognition Express North East England is joining forces with Brake to hold this popular competition.

Brake, the national road-safety charity, organises Road Safety Week and this year’s theme is: Drive less – live more. The safest mile is the mile not driven.

Children aged four to 11 are being asked to design a banner that will encourage people to consider alternatives to motorised transport and understand the benefits driving less can bring to road safety, health, personal finances, communities and the planet.

Five people die every day on UK roads and around 60 are seriously injured – figures that fell dramatically in recent decades, but then increased by four per cent in the most recent 12 months.

Schools will be contacted directly, but details are available at www.re-northeastengland.co.uk/roadsafetyweek

The closing date for entries is Friday, October 9.