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Road Safety Week in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 08:15 07 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 05 July 2010

ROAD Safety Week is set to take centre stage next week with a series of events taking place across Suffolk.

With Road Safety Week running from November 10 to 16, the Suffolk Roadsafe partnership - of whom The Journal has teamed up with as part of the Save A Life campaign - will be challenging the county's road users to make Suffolk's roads safer.

ROAD Safety Week is set to take centre stage next week with a series of events taking place across Suffolk.

With Road Safety Week running from November 10 to 16, the Suffolk Roadsafe partnership - of whom The Journal has teamed up with as part of the Save A Life campaign - will be challenging the county's road users to make Suffolk's roads safer.

With Save A Life targeting four big road crash causes - not wearing a seatbelt; using a hand-held mobile phone while driving; drinking and driving; and speeding - the challenge to motorists is to slow down, belt up, switch off mobiles and don't drink and drive.

In 2007, nearly 30pc of fatal road accidents in Suffolk were caused, to some degree, by excessive speed; more than 15pc of fatal road accidents in Suffolk were due to drink and drug drive; nearly 31pc of fatal road accidents in Suffolk involved drivers of passengers not wearing a seat belt; and during 2006 and 2007, four people were killed in Suffolk as a direct result of accidents caused by drivers using their mobile phones.

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