Join us on our national day of action - 20th April 2024

Are you fed up with the daily dangers your community experiences from car excess and antisocial driving? Would you like to stand together with other groups and individuals to call time on the harms they cause?

Then sign up below to take part in our second National Day of Action!

No matter how big or small the event you can put on, your participation will be a crucial addition to our growing chorus for change. There are already 15 locations on our map for April, and with your help there can be many more!

By speaking with one voice, we will make sure our politicians properly prioritise life saving interventions on our streets to make them the joyous, welcoming and vibrant places we all deserve to live.

If there's an event near you already, we will connect you with the local groups who are organising it. And if there isn't, all you have to do is tell us a location and a time. We will do the rest, including:

  • Publicising it on our website and via social media
  • Producing a tailored leaflet for you to distribute locally (in jpeg / pdf format)
  • Offering advice on making the most of an event, through information on the website and an interactive webinar
  • Providing access to downloadable material for banners / placards etc…
  • Producing a downloadable template press release alongside advice on how to get your event noticed by local media
  • Connecting you with other people in your area who are interested in participating

In fact, the hardest thing for you is just taking the decision to be involved.

So what are you waiting for? You can do this!

For more information about taking part see below:

How to organise an event in your area to support the Safe Streets Now National Day of Action

To put on an event only requires a few people. As long as you're visible and making some noise, you're making a difference! All we need from you is a suggested location and some contact details, and we'll help you get people down there.

Before you start, check here to see if there is already an event happening near you. If there isn't, follow the simple steps below to get involved:

Select a location for your event - this can be anywhere you choose

You might want to hold your event somewhere that there has been a recent RTC, for instance, where there is a big problem with antisocial driving, or outside the HQ of an organisation you feel should be doing more to ensure people's safety on the road, such as a local council. The location can be absolutely anywhere - just ensure that it will be able to accommodate your expected crowd comfortably without causing any obstructions.

Inform us of the location of your event and the reason why you've chosen it, and we will

  • Publicise it on our website
  • Provide you with leaflets and posters to help you advertise the event and spread about on local websites
  • Provide you with a template press release for your local media
  • Provide you with signage to print for the day (or send this to you if this will be difficult)

Advertise your event by spreading the promotional material on local whatsapp / facebook groups and your own social media, using our national hashtags #SafeStreetsNow and #PeaceSpaceJustice

Make sure to capture images and videos of your event to share online and build the call for change across the country!

Other things to consider for the day

  • Having someone speak (preferably with amplification) to start the event can be helpful. This can explain the action, galvanise people and co-ordinate the minute's silence at the end.
  • We may be able to put you in touch with local families who have suffered the terrible effects of road violence in some way - using the event to help tell their story and personalise the message will be very powerful, if they agree. Please avoid making your event about an individual who has died or been seriously injured unless you have the express consent of their loved ones, however.
  • For larger events, please consider having stewards who can co-ordinate the event and de-escalate any tensions which might arise, with one named person to take the lead on this.

The above is simply a guide and how you choose to organise your demonstration will be determined by your local knowledge. You will be responsible for ensuring that your event is safe and legal.

Thank you for participating in #SafeStreetsNow

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries!