Brake have announced that the theme for this year’s Road Safety Week will be ‘Let’s talk about speed’. The event this year will take place between 19th and 25th November and will focus on how fast we travel and why reducing speed saves lives.
Statistically, 25% of deaths on the road can be put down to excessive speed as a contributing factor. High speeds on the road can lead to stopping distances increasing, which can be dangerous at all times but especially during wet weather. Driving too quickly can also raise the force of impact in which you hit something- increasing the risk to yourself, pedestrians and other drivers.
Ross Moorlock, Interim CEO at Brake, said “Every time we drive faster than the speed limit, or too fast for the road conditions, we increase the risk of a crash – and we increase the chance that someone will be killed or hurt on the road. The faster you go, the longer the stopping distance and the harder you will hit something.
“Whoever you are, and however you travel – this year we are challenging everyone to start talking about speed with your friends, families and colleagues.”
Here at TCH Ford, we want all our customers to stay as safe as possible on the roads. That’s why we are supporting Brake’s Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest annual road safety campaign.
Whilst the speed you drive your car at is ultimately down to you, we can help you stay safe on the road in a variety of other ways. We are currently offering free tyre checks to ensure tyre safety, as well as writing this handy guide to understand your tyres and how to keep them in check yourself.
TCH Ford also provides competitive servicing rates and can complete Ford approved servicing using highly trained technicians. Don’t drive a Ford? No problem! We also offer all makes servicing at any one of our dealership locations. We understand that car maintenance is vital to keeping you safe whilst out and about in your vehicle, so we have also created a maintenance tips and tricks page to make sure your car is properly looked after and is doing all it can to keep you out of danger on the roads.
All of our dealerships are equipped to carry out your annual MOT, which is another important aspect to driving that will keep you safe. Our qualified vehicle technicians will carry out any work that is needed professionally and efficiently, all whilst using genuine Ford parts for your vehicle.
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