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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Lewis Hamilton backs road safety films competition for young people

    By David Brown on August 21, 2014

    A contest has challenged people aged 14-18 and 19-24 to create engaging road safety films which highlight one of the ten ‘Golden Rules’ of road safety. Formula One star Lewis Hamilton was part of the judging panel and has expressed his support for the campaign. Winners were chosen based on the creativity shown by participants and the level of engagement shown with the subject matter.

    The winning films were shown on Sky Sports F1 and their creators were treated to a meet and greet with Lewis Hamilton before the films were aired. Hurtwood House took the winning title in the 14-18 age group category with their hard-hitting, yet light-hearted film highlighting the ‘always wear a helmet’ golden rule. The winners of the 18-24 age group category highlighted the ‘respect the Highway Code’ rule with their film.

    Both winners will travel to Monza where they will receive a £2,000 prize for the film or media studies unit in their educational establishments. They will also enjoy a driving experience day at Silverstone. Runners up are to be awarded with a cash prize for their school or college, and will be given a ticket to a British motor sport event of their choice. Lewis Hamilton has expressed his support for safer driving and indicates that, although his sport puts emphasis on speed, it always takes place in a controlled environment.

    Importance of road safety awareness

    The creation of these road safety films not only creates awareness among those taking part, but also encourages people to think when they drive. Showing the effects of careless driving in a creative manner can help people engage with the message and can help drivers to remember the advice given. Although many drivers practise road safety on a regular basis, there may be many who are not educated enough to know that certain practices could cause an accident. Some drivers may see the warnings, but may not take them into account and could drive recklessly. If you have been injured because another driver was driving negligently, you may be able to make a compensation claim.

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