Budding young people in Medway are being urged to step up to national road safety challenge. A national photography competition, called Footprints, run by Road Safety GB launches today (4 March) and encourages young people aged 11-18 years to snap away on the theme of pedestrian safety. The competition will run until Sunday, 21 April.

Su Ormes, Medway Council Principal Road Safety Officer said: “I hope through this competition we can engage with young people to find out what pedestrian safety means to them. It sounds unbelievable but the most likely cause of death to young people aged 11–18 years in the UK is through injury sustained while using the roads. We want to target this age group and discover why this is.”

The competition will support the second UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May) and its theme of pedestrian safety. The short-listed entries will be showcased on the Road Safety GB website during this awareness week, with the winners being selected by public vote.
The winning entry will be used to create a road safety poster. The winner and runner-up will both receive Panasonic camera equipment.