Sidmouth councillor backs road safety warning

Brighten Up - Get Noticed campaign from Devon County Council for cyclists and pedestrians

CYCLISTS and pedestrians are being encouraged to be bright and be seen as clocks go back on Sunday.

With darker nights ahead, Devon County Council’s road safety team and Travelwise campaign, reminds children and other walkers to wear reflective and fluorescent clothing to and from school and work.

Car drivers are urged to be cautious and look out for walkers and cyclists.

Last year in Devon, eight pedestrians were seriously injured and two were killed during hours of darkness, while five cyclists were seriously injured.

DCC continues to try to reduce collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists and, said Councillor Stuart Hughes, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation: “Children are particularly vulnerable on our roads and we are determined to continue to reduce collisions involving all cyclists and pedestrians.

“Motorists can also do their bit by taking extra care in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians, especially children.”