Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities. It aims to inspire communities and raise awareness so that people can take action with regards to road safety. It promotes life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.
Brake is a road safety charity that works to prevent road death and injury, make streets and communities safer, and support the victims of road accidents.
Road Safety week is sponsored by different organisations each year. Last year the Brain Injury Group (BIG) was one of the National sponsors and they are getting involved again this year. The BIG is a network of specialist brain injury solicitors and support services, providing the complete package of support for brain injured people and their families. Wolferstans work very closely with the BIG and during Road Safety Week we are visiting a local school to promote awareness of road safety to its pupils.
The Road Safety Week campaign has a different theme each year; last year’s theme was “Too Young To Die” which highlighted the particular need to improve road safety amongst young people.
This year’s theme is “Tune In.” “We're all human: we daydream, get side-tracked, run late and make mistakes. But on roads, distractions can be fatal. This year, we're asking everyone to pledge to tune in to road safety – that means promising to do your best to keep focused on the task at hand, and never putting yourself and others in danger for the sake of a call, text or other activity that can wait.”
Road Safety Week is a very timely event bearing in mind that just days ago, the clocks went back an hour making for darker mornings and evenings. One of the consequences of this is that more people are killed and injured on the roads. In 2012, pedestrian deaths rose from 32 in September to 40 in October, 38 in November and 61 in December, according to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Make sure that you ‘Get Involved’ with this very worthwhile event.
Wolferstans are backing this campaign as we deal with the effects of accidents everyday. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you are entitled to seek legal advice.
Wolferstans will assess your case and ensure that you are properly diagnosed and have access to the treatment you need, such as physiotherapy. We will also advise you about what financial losses can be claimed so that you are not left out of pocket.
If you would like advice, please contact Charlotte Burt on 01752 292252, for a free discussion about the circumstances of your accident.