Get involved with Road Safety Week 2023

Hayley Tayler
November 7, 2023

Road Safety Week 2023 takes place from 19-25 November and charity Brake, which organises the event, is keen to hear from hauliers that would like to get involved with this important annual initiative.

This could involve working with local schools to teach children about road safety risks, or perhaps an initiative aimed at employees to help them focus on workplace road risk.

To find out more and get inspiration from other businesses that have taken part in previous Road Safety Weeks, simply head over to or check out #RoadSafetyWeek.

For example, in 2019, parcels firm DPD worked with National Highways to deliver 300 school assemblies in the Midlands to share road safety messages with children and encourage the benefits of walking and cycling.

Operators and their employees might also be interested in taking part in the Brake5 Challenge as part of Road Safety Week, which encourages participants to fundraise doing an activity of their choice based around the number ‘5’. For example, cycling five miles every day for five consecutive days.

Outside of Road Safety Week, charity Brake works all year round with communities and organisations in the UK to help prevent road deaths and injuries.

It runs a Global Fleet Champions initiative for businesses that employ professional drivers, which aims to help operators instil strong road safety awareness, knowledge and skills in their workforce.

Leading operators including Royal Mail, Wincanton, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, FM Conway and Asda and British Gas are on-board with the scheme and you can read their case studies on occupational road risk in their business at

Brake also runs a National Road Victim Support Service, which is a free, confidential resource for anyone bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash, or for those helping to support those individuals.

  • Brake is this year’s charity partner for the Road Transport Ball, which takes place on 14 December and celebrates excellence in the road transport sector through the Commercial Motor Awards.

About the Author


Hayley Tayler

Hayley Tayler has worked across Road Transport Media’s portfolio of publications, including Commercial Motor and Motor Transport, since 2008 in a number of editorial roles from news reporter to urban editor. She now specialises in events and projects content for the business, including the Road Transport Expo and a series of industry research reports.

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