Jaguar Racing And Mark Webber Launch Road Safety Handbook

Jaguar Racing and Mark Webber (26) joins forces with Milton Keynes Council to help launch the 2003 Road Safety Handbook. Mark will be joining John Best, Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council and Isobel Wilson, Leader of the Milton Keynes Council, at Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes at 10.00am today July 15th to launch the handbook.

Currently ninth in the FIA Drivers World Championship, Mark endorsed the campaign by saying: “By supporting this worthy initiative, we are aiming to encourage a wider cross section of the local society to understand better the importance of road safety - both in and out of the car. The booklet is designed to give everyone, young and old, a better awareness of the dangers that face drivers, pedestrians and other road users. As well as being a sport and form of entertainment, Formula One is also about risk management. The risk management factor in our sport helps keep us safe when we are racing and a risk management initiative of this kind for the public is long overdue and most welcome in my local town of Milton Keynes.”

This handbook aims to provide a comprehensive guide to road safety and promotes measures that road users can take to make travelling around the borough safer for all concerned. It includes measures on how to get children to and from school safely but also explains the thinking behind traffic calming measures, the harsh realities about speeding and the Speed Check campaign that was introduced in 1999. At least ten thousand copies are being distributed around local schools, libraries, council offices, police stations and other public facilities.

Graham Mabbutt Cabinet Member for Milton Keynes Transport said: “To have a driver of Mark Webbers calibre supporting our road safety campaign provides a great platform to get these messages across.”

Published : 15/07/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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