Roadways Container Logistics has launched a new campaign to highlight large goods vehicle road safety among young children. The new ‘Rory’ campaign has sent its 44 tonne container vehicle to various primary schools across the UK in order to teach young children about the hazards associated with this kind of vehicle on the road. As an average of ten young people are killed or seriously injured in road accidents every day in the UK, Roadways launched its campaign in order to prevent injuries and fatalities.
The short training course teaches pupils all about drivers’ mirror blind spots, danger zones for pedestrians and cyclists and braking distances. Pupils are also encouraged to sit with the driver in the cab of the vehicle and learn more about the truck. Children can also learn about life as a large goods vehicle driver. Last year, there was a rise of 12% in the number of deaths in road accidents, with the largest increase in fatalities being among pedestrians. The General Manager of Roadways Container Logistics states that, as an industry leader, the company has chosen to help create an educational programme that aims to reduce fatalities on the road, particularly among young children. The staff at the schools visited have praised the campaign stating that they were also educated and the training could potentially save lives.
Safety around large vehicles
Large goods vehicle road safety is particularly important as the damage can be more severe should an accident occur on the road. Taking simple steps to stay a good distance away from these vehicles and to be aware that they may not always be able to see you when you step onto the road can prevent an accident or injury from occurring. However, if drivers are not vigilant enough, there is still potential for an accident to occur. If you have been injured in an accident involving a large goods vehicle and someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to some compensation for any injuries or losses you have sustained as a result.
How to claim for a road traffic accident
Provided there is evidence that someone else was at fault for your road traffic accident, the team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with a compensation claim. Call us to discuss your claim free of charge on our 24-hour helpline – 0800 689 0500 – or take our 30-second test online to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Our team can represent you throughout your case and we operate on a no win, no fee* basis therefore you never have to worry about your own finances if you wish to pursue compensation for any injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.
Source: Transport Cafe
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown