Make slowing down your new year's resolution
2013 is the perfect year to slow down.
This January, you can sign up to Blackpool Council’s 30 or less pledge to keep your driving safe this year.
By pledging to keep to the speed limit and slowing down road casualties could be reduced, helping to make Blackpool’s roads safer for everyone.
Cllr Fred Jackson, Cabinet Member for Streets and Transport, said; “While people are making their New Year’s resolutions, now is a perfect time to refresh their safer driving tips and pledge to stick to 30 or less.
“Simple things like checking your speedometer regularly, recognising what makes you speed and giving yourself time, can make all the difference in keeping people safe on the roads.
“It’s also really important to make sure that you concentrate fully when behind the wheel, and make sure that you don’t get distracted by checking your phone or your surroundings.”
The re-launch of the ‘Blackpool is 30 or less’ campaign aims to encourage all drivers to slow down in the town.
All but three of Blackpool’s roads have 30mph or less speed limits and since the campaign was originally launched in 2003, the number of serious injuries or deaths on Blackpool’s roads has been reduced by 27% with the number of children injured reduced by 43%.
People can pledge to stick to 30 or less on the roads online where they will receive a road safety pack, including special bumper stickers to put on their car to support the campaign.
To sign up to the campaign and make slowing down your New Year’s resolution, visit www.blackpool.gov.uk/speedlimits