I feel more consideration needs to be given to the safety of cyclists on the roads.
I don’t think enough is being done to protect cyclists, meaning many are at risk of being involved in a collision which could lead to death or serious injury.
In the area where I live cycle paths tend to be fairly non-existent. Where there are cycle paths, they are in a really bad condition, meaning they are unusable.
I am learning to drive at the moment and want to share my ideas on how roads could be made safer.
I attended the Fixers Road Savvy Forum in London.
It brought together Fixers, politicians, road safety experts and representatives from the emergency services.
Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and former footballer and TV presenter Gary Lineker were among those there.
The day was split into two sessions. In the morning I took part in a workshop, discussing the key road safety issues facing young people today.
In the afternoon, a forum was held where politicians and road safety professionals were given the chance to put questions to a panel of Fixers.
Conclusions from the event are going to be presented to the Department for Transport in a ‘Fixers Green Paper’ as a contribution to the Government’s forthcoming Road Safety Green Paper.
Following my attendance at the Fixers Road Savvy Forum, I was featured on ITV News Lookaround to discuss road safety for young people. You can watch the full broadcast by clicking here.
Click here to find out more about the Fixers Road Savvy Campaign.
Fixer Emma with TV presenter Gary Lineker
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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.