The London Road Safety Council (LRSC) dates back to the First World War, when a group of around 200 people got together to discuss how road traffic accidents in London could be reduced. Although there were only 428,000 cars on the road back then, a staggering 46,199 accidents had been recorded. The council held its first official meeting on 17th January 1917, and the organisation has become the London Road Safety Council we know today.
The LRSC produces statements and policies covering a range of road safety issues, from cycling and in-car safety to drinking and driving and mobile phones. They are also involved in a number of projects to promote road safety across the capital and they produce resources to improve road safety, available on their website. They also run frequent training courses aimed at professionals, such as ‘Teaching Road Safety to Children with Special Educational Needs.’
Quarterly meetings of Road Safety Officers and elected council members take place every year, with representatives from other organisations such as the City of London and Metropolitan Police also attending regularly. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in London, the London Road Safety Council may be able to offer you advice and support.
Can I claim compensation for my car accident?
You may have been involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist – regardless, if someone else was to blame, you should be able to claim compensation for your injuries. The LSRC may be able to provide you with help and support, but in order to claim compensation you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident. Whether you have suffered minor whiplash or life-changing injuries, a personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you of the next steps to take.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
The aftermath of any accident is a stressful enough time, so you want to work with a personal injury lawyer you can trust. Because we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and backed by our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim professionally and in a timely manner. We have been in business since 2000, and we specialise in personal injury claims – we don’t deal with any other area of the law. Call our freephone helpline today – we’re open 24/7 – for confidential, no-obligation advice and to find out if you may be able to claim compensation.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown