Gearing up for Road Safety Week

States of Jersey Police and the Road Safety Panel are gearing up for an active week of promotions and events ahead, as the 2011 Road Safety Week gets underway on Monday 21 November.

From decent driving to civilised cycling, a different aspect of road safety will be in the headlights each day, helping to promote awareness and safer use of the roads, roundabouts and lanes on the Island.

Revving up the start of the week is a Media Driving Challenge, with representatives from local media putting themselves in the hot-seat on Monday to test their own driving skills.

Under the watchful eye of an expert advanced driving instructor, they will be getting an advanced view of what's in store for members of the public who put themselves forward to take part in the final event of Road Safety Week, the Jackson's Driving Challenge.

Competing for the first ever John Trafford Pro Drivers Cup, the driving challenge is open to drivers in Jersey who would like to assess their skills behind the wheel. The event is being held at Jackson's Garage in St Peter between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 26 November 2011. Drivers must hold a full, clean driving licence.

Anyone wanting to register for the Jackson's Driving Challenge should contact Road Safety Officers Philip Blake on 612222 or Simon Thomas on 612563. They can also be reached by email.

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Road safety is a very serious business, and nothing brings home that message with more impact than the fantastic "Too Much Punch for Judy presentation which is being brought over to the Island by the Road Safety Panel again this year.

The show, which has won critical acclaim for the way it raises the issues and demonstrates the tragedy too often associated with drink driving, will be touring Jersey's schools throughout the week, starting with Jersey College for Girls on Monday.

Each day will have a different focus:

  • Tuesday 22 November - pedestrian safety
  • Wednesday 23 November - safe cycling
  • Thursday 24 November - motorcycle and moped users
  • Friday 25 November - careless driving
  • Saturday 26 November - Jackson's Driving Challenge

The Road Safety Panel hopes that these events will help improve overall safety on Jersey's roads and lanes, and encourage everyone to play their part in keeping alive the Island's proud tradition for having some of the most courteous motorists in Europe.


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