Organised by the RoadPeace Organisation in 1998, National Road Victims Month aims to remember those who tragically lost loved ones in road traffic accidents. The month is dedicated to all of those who have lost their lives in road accidents and aims to help promote awareness of road safety among all road users. As a number of significant road accidents which have led to tragedy have occurred during the month of August, therefore this month was chosen to raise awareness.
A series of events are held including a remembrance ceremony and roadside memorials for those who have tragically died in car accidents are encouraged throughout August. The charity RoadPeace encourages people to remember the victims of road traffic accidents to ensure that changes are made to prevent tragedy in the future. Many of their campaigns focus on the justice issues surrounding road crash victims and their loved ones, but they also work to educate road users on the importance of road safety. Although charities like this promote awareness by showing the repercussions of reckless driving, many people still do not exercise enough vigilance while on the road.
Justice for road traffic accidents
National Road Victims Month shows many drivers exactly what they may have to live with if they kill someone on the road by driving recklessly. RoadPeace aims to help the victims get justice for their loss as well as help to show the importance of simple road safety. Simply driving carefully around vulnerable road users and keeping to the speed limit can make a huge difference. Avoiding distractions such as mobile phones is also a way to prevent accidents. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation to help you cope with any financial difficulties sustained after the incident.
How Accident Advice Helpline can assist
Our team at Accident Advice Helpline understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, if you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in a road traffic accident, it is your right to hold the person who caused your accident liable. The compensation amount you may win varies depending on your injuries or your losses, but it can help you to cope financially during a difficult time. Our no win, no fee* policy means you won’t find yourself out of pocket to obtain the justice you deserve.