Share the Roads, Share the Responsibility

Besi Besemar April 15, 2013

Cllr Ian Davey
Cllr Ian Davey

Cyclists and road users will have chance to see the roads from a bus drivers point of view at an exchanging places event at New road in Brighton.

It is part of the council’s road safety Share the Roads, Share the Responsibility campaign highlighting how important it is that all road users are not distracted and are aware of others.

Cyclists – and other road users will be invited to sit in the driver’s cab of a bendy bus to experience the view.

Andy Buck, the Risk Manager for Brighton & Hove buses, said:

“Most people don’t cross in front of buses at red lights, step off the pavement while talking on the phone or listening to music but it does happen and when it does the consequences can be catastrophic. It’s vital to that road users think about each other and stay safe.”

Cllr Ian Davey Chair of the Transport Committee, said:

“This is a really important and unique opportunity for people to see the road from another point of view. It will help people appreciate what other road users can or cannot see, and the importance of adhering to safety regulations.”