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Once again Thompsons are very happy to get involved with Scotland’s leading anti-racism charity, Show Racism The Red Card. SRTRC were established in 1996 and work across the country helping to educate young people and adults about the damage prejudice and racism causes.

“I'll minimise the amount I drive, or not drive at all. I'll get about by walking, cycling or public transport as much as I can, for road safety, the environment and my health.”        

We all know that our environment is suffering.  We all try our best to do a little here and there; whether this be recycling our cardboard boxes or laying off of the deodorant.  However, do the air-quality pollutant emissions from petrol, diesel and alternative-fuels ever spring into our heads before we take to the wheel to embark on our journeys?  

“Secure” is one aspect of Brake’s six part pledge for Road Safety Week 2016.

Brake are asking you to pledge that you will ensure that everyone in your vehicle is belted up on every journey and kids smaller than 150cm are in a proper child restraint. They’re also asking you to pledge that you choose a safe vehicle and ensure it is maintained. For those people who do not drive, your pledge is to belt up on every journey and make sure other people do likewise.

This week is Road Safety Week which was founded by the road safety charity, Brake, “to raise awareness about road safety and promote steps that everyone can take to stop … needless deaths and injuries year-round”.

This week is ROAD SAFETY WEEK. The annual event run by the UK’s leading road safety charity BRAKE. This year BRAKE are asking people to make a pledge that they will heed the advice of BRAKE on the 6 things that are the biggest factors in causing death and injury on the road. 

BRAKE has chosen to focus on these six elements Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.

All drivers should be aware that it is illegal to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol in excess of the limits set down by law.  In Scotland, the legal alcohol limit is as follows:

Today marks the start of “Road Safety Week”, which was founded by the road safety charity, Brake, “to raise awareness about road safety and promote steps that everyone can take to stop … needless deaths and injuries year-round”. Thompsons are proud of our close working relationship with Brake and entirely support their campaign. Whilst the campaign can feature a lot of fun activites, such as baking cakes, there is also a serious message behind it all: that is raising awareness about road safety through educating children about the dangers that roads present and adhering to traffic signals. After all, perhaps the most relevant statistic is that “every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is killed in a road crash”.


Up to 100,000 prison officers in England and Wales downed tools this week in protest over safety concerns. Their concern is not over pay, holiday leave, or working hours, but safety. Most workplaces, if employers fulfil their obligations properly, are safe. Some, however, are inherently dangerous. Police officers face risks of assault, firemen accept huge risks to their personal safety and prison officers have now had enough. Whilst some occupations require some degree of risk, that risk must be lowered as far as possible by employers who should provide a safe system of work, conduct proper risk assessments, and provide suitable PPE.

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