The Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership works to promote road safety in the county of Gloucestershire through the use of education, campaigns and law enforcement. The team is made up of the Gloucestershire Police, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Highways and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service among other members who all work to reduce the number of accidents on the roads of the county. The partnership also exists to promote safer living in the community by educating road users on safer practices while driving. The partnership offers training courses to encourage safe road use, notably the award winning Safer Driving with Age scheme and the Bikeability scheme designed to train cyclists. There are also a range of motorcycling courses available. As Gloucestershire has many rural areas, there is plenty of advice available via the partnership with regards to safer driving on country roads. Drivers are encouraged to be vigilant and consider animals on the road as well as pedestrians. The partnership also operates 26 speed camera sites and 23 red light skipping cameras in order to encourage drivers to slow down on the road. Although partnerships like this one are aimed at encouraging road users to exercise caution on the roads, there may still be drivers who need further education on road safety.
Prevention of road accidents
The Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership is a great way of reminding road users of the repercussions of reckless driving. Education combined with enforcement of road safety laws aims to reduce the number of road accidents and casualties on the roads and can help drivers by providing advice where needed. However, not everyone heeds advice or pays attention to the law therefore there is still a risk of an accident occurring. If you have been involved in a road accident that was the fault of a reckless driver, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Road accident injury compensation
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand the trauma someone can experience when involved in a road accident. This is particularly true if there are injuries sustained as they can affect a person’s lifestyle significantly. If the road accident was the fault of someone else, you can claim for compensation with our help. This will help you with any financial difficulties you may have sustained as a result of your injuries. Just give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline for some no-obligation advice regarding your claim, call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims