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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

County backs Road Safety Week

Denbighshire County Council is lending its support to the national Road Safety Week awareness events, encouraging cyclists to be as safe as possible on our roads.

The theme for this year is BikeSMART and the week-long campaign is focussing on cyclists and motorcyclists being Bike Smart through safe riding behaviours, appropriate training, clothing and equipment. 

Drivers are also encouraged to be aware of the potential of cyclists being on the roads and using the latest life-saving technologies in their vehicles.

In Denbighshire, the council’s road safety team is rolling out a programme of Bikeability training to all primary schools, with the focus on Ysgol y Llys, Prestatyn during Road Safety Week. Rhyl High School students have recently undertake their Level 3 Bikeability course.

The Council is also supporting the enrolment of young drivers on the Pass Plus Cymru programme. Full details are available on

Many primary schools are taking delivery of "Arafwch yn ein Tref / Slow down in our Town" banners in an effort to keep roads around schools safe.

Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Highways, Planning and Sustainable Travel said: “Designated weeks such as Road Safety Week are a great way to raise national awareness of important issues and we are delighted to be supporting this worthwhile campaign in Denbighshire.

“National statistics show that cyclists and motorcyclists account for more than a third of people killed or seriously injured across the UK and more than 100 bike riders are injured every day in crashes.  That is why the education element of this campaign is vitally important and we will do all we can, in partnership with schools, to drive home this vital message."

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