Mobile phone use and driving

Over the last few years we have all seen increased use of mobile phones. They are now an integral part of our everyday lives, with many of us feeling that we cannot ‘live’ without them. Mobile phones not only allow us to make calls and receive texts but also make it easier to access social … Continue reading Mobile phone use and driving

Influencing Travel Behaviour Support for Businesses

Do you have high numbers of employees who travel to work by car? Do you want to try and reduce this number? Or to improve safety for those who drive, their passengers, or other road users including pedestrians and cyclists? Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour team can offer advice, activities, events and resources to … Continue reading Influencing Travel Behaviour Support for Businesses

Student Guide to Road Safety

Whether you’re just starting out on your FE journey, part way through or entering your final year, the chances are that a large part of your student life will be spent socialising, possibly involving a drink (or two!). But drink (and drugs) can affect how we behave – they reduce our inhibitions and may affect … Continue reading Student Guide to Road Safety

Sharing the road – Looking out and giving space

Over recent years, and particularly since hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, we have seen a real boom in the number of cyclists in Leeds, both for leisure and commuting purposes. Cycling is increasingly seen as an affordable, convenient way to get around and recognised not only for the benefits … Continue reading Sharing the road – Looking out and giving space

Walk To School Week – Leaf The Car At Home

Walk to School Week is just around the corner 20th-24th May We want schools in Leeds to part in our 'Leaf The Car at Home' themed week. Find out here how to get your pack and get involved.

Leeds Road Casualty Data 2018

It is almost that time of year when the casualty data from January to December 2018 is released. For those who are not aware, data is collected by the police at the scene of each collision, including location, time, vehicles involved and what they were doing before the collision, along with further details about the people involved.

You look… but do you see?

Original road safety films highlight ‘inattentional blindness’ What do cymbals, wands, sausages and cartwheels have in common? They all feature in brilliant educational films and podcasts made by Y7 and Y8 students and launched today to help promote road safety. Four groups of young people took part in the project, supported by the Police and … Continue reading You look… but do you see?

Emergency Vehicles and You – Are you Blue Light Aware?

Emergency workers provide an essential service to our communities. It is important that we all have a clear understanding of how to react when presented with an emergency vehicle on blue lights to ensure that they can go about their business unobstructed.