BOLTON MP David Crausby is throwing his support behind Road Safety Week, urging constituents to stay slow, sober, secure, silent, sharp-eyed and sustainable when driving.

These six elements of safer driving are part of the ‘pledge’ road safety charity Brake is asking motorists to commit to in order to reduce accidents and make roads less dangerous.

As part of Road Safety Week (21st – 27th November) Brake and the Optical Confederation are also working together to remind drivers of the importance of having regular sight tests to remain ‘sharp-eyed’ on the roads. Good eyesight is essential for safe driving and a key pledge in the Brake campaign - poor vision can impair driving performance and leads to an estimated 2,900 accidents a year.

Bolton North East MP David Crausby said: “It seems obvious, yet most people simply do not think about how dangerous driving with poor vision can be.”