Over the last few years we have received ongoing support from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) which encourages drivers to be more aware and safety conscious.
Communications manager John Siddle came in to tell us a little of the work this organisation does.
LRSP was formed in 2000 in order to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the county’s roads. It is committed to promoting safe driving on Lincolnshire’s roads, and has many different schemes and courses on offer.
John spoke to us about drink-driving, a big problem at this time of year, with many people hitting the booze to celebrate. We learnt about the factors affecting the way the body processes alcohol and the penalties for those caught drink driving.
We spoke about speeding and speed cameras, and the LRSP’s involvement with speed management and control, and what it is doing to combat inappropriate speeds on Lincolnshire’s roads.
Following National Road Safety Week, John spoke to us about seatbelts and mobile phones.
Seatbelts were made compulsory in the UK in 1983 for drivers and front passengers, and 1991 for rear passengers, yet some people still neglect this law.
The use of mobile phones while driving has been illegal since December 2003, yet ten years on, many people still ignore this rule.
We spoke to John about the dangers and risks of using a mobile phone in a car, and the potential outcomes of doing so and he provided a fascinating example of how use of a mobile can distract drivers.
John also spoke to us about cyclists and the use of cycle helmets, and told us about the LRSP’s campaign “Use A Helmet Not Your Head”, which aims to better educate people on the importance and correct use of cycle helmets.
For more information on LRSP head to www.tulip-radio.co.uk/lrsp.
Listen to the full interview on the podcasts section of our website.