Safety steps for pedestrians

A series of road safety roadshows – aimed at cutting the number of adult pedestrian casualties – is to be held throughout Merseyside.

They are being arranged as the latest figures show the rate of casualties has risen  in the last three years – in contrast to the number of children injured on the region’s roads.

A total of 214 people aged between 26 and 59 were involved in serious accidents in the last three years, with six being killed.

The highest number of people killed or seriously injured occurred in Liverpool.
Pedestrians failing to look at oncoming traffic is the single biggest factor contributing to these collisions while alcohol is reckoned to have been involved in 20% of them,

The roadshows will show  a series of adverts with a road safety message and staff will be  on hand to offer advice on a one-to-one basis.
 
They will take place, from 10am to 12 noon at

• 8 September  Marine Point,  New Brighton
• 9 September Derby Road, Huyton Town Centre
• 10 September Chapel Street Southport (by Café Nero)
• 11 September Church Square,St Helens Town Centre
• 12 September Williamson Square,Liverpool City Centre
Dave Foulkes Road Safety Partnership manager said: “Crossing the road is an everyday activity done by everybody, but many people do not give it the attention it requires.  Too many people in Merseyside are getting injured as a result and we will be getting the safety message over to as many people as possible.