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24/11/2017

McGee supports UK Road Safety Week

McGee has taken part in the UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week (20-26 November), coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity.

Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and in the future.  Every year there is a different theme for the week and this year the theme for 2017 Road Safety Week was Speed Down Save Lives.

As part of the campaign a number of activities were delivered by McGee to show their support and to highlight the messages surrounding safety to drivers.

McGee has pledged their support for the ‘Be Brake Ready’ campaign which aims to encourage drivers, bikers and cyclists to be ready to react instantly to prevent serious collisions. As part of the campaign a number of McGee volunteers took on the role of being bubble-wrapped as crossing patrol officers ushered the bubble wrap-covered pedestrians across the collision hotspot of Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street junction to highlight how vulnerable pedestrians are compared to other motorists. Click HERE to view a short video of the campaign lunch.

Additionally, Brake delivered a hard hitting talk at McGee’s transport yard in Colnbrook to help spread the ‘Speed Down Save Lives’ message. Through interactive activities, use of Brake’s Slow Pledge video and sharing vital facts on the damage speeding can do, McGee’s tipper drivers learned more about why not speeding is an essential part of road safety.

To conclude Road Safety Week, McGee was invited to hold a road safety assembly for the students at the Cedars School in Leighton Buzzard.  McGee took their Brake branded tipper truck to the school to deliver an ‘Exchanging Places’ event for the students. This provided an opportunity to step inside McGee’s cab to see the view from a lorry driver’s perspective whilst being able to locate the vehicle’s blind spots so that they can be recognised and avoided.