Road Safety Wales is an organisation which works to promote road safety and responsible driving on the country’s roads. The organisation operates by developing cooperation between key partners across the country to help reduce the number of casualties on the roads caused by unsafe driving practices.
Several campaigns and action plans are created with the involvement of Road Safety Wales, including the Walking and Cycling Action Plan which was designed to encourage people to walk or cycle more often. The aim of this was to reduce congestion on the roads and promote the health and wellbeing of the people in Wales. Education is also provided via the organisation to teach children in schools the importance of road safety and to help prevent the number of fatalities involving children on Wales’ roads. Road safety officers visit schools to teach children and teachers the basics of staying safe when crossing the road. Road safety training is also provided to children and adult groups to promote a safer attitude to driving as well as to educate people on issues they may not have been aware of. Although many people welcome training and education, some road users do not always put it into practice.
Importance of listening to road safety advice
Although there is plenty of advice available through organisations like Road Safety Wales, many people do not heed this advice and choose to drive recklessly. Taking care to look when you drive and ensuring that you respect other road users can go a long way to helping prevent an accident which could be fatal. Practising safe driving can help reduce your chances of being involved in an accident, but there are other drivers and road users who may not always follow the rules. If you are involved in a road accident that is the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to claim for compensation if you are injured. Accident Advice Helpline can assist whether you were a passenger in a vehicle, a pedestrian, a driver or a cyclist.
How to begin your claim
Accident Advice Helpline can help you obtain the evidence and/or witness statements you need to help your case and we will also represent you, taking you through the process of claiming for your injuries step by step. The helpline is free to call on 0800 689 0500 and we offer you no-obligation advice so you can make the decision to pursue your case after contacting us. In addition, we operate under a no win, no fee* policy which means you can pursue compensation for your injuries without financial repercussions.
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown