Many charities work to campaign for safer roads in order to prevent the tragic loss of life due to careless driving. RoadPeace is one of these charities and helps to support the loved ones of those who have lost their lives in road accidents. As the national charity for road accident victims, RoadPeace invites members to join who have tragically lost loved ones in a road crash or are concerned about the dangers of the road. Those who know someone who lost their lives in a crash are able to use the charity’s website to create a memorial in remembrance of that person and to create awareness of the effects road accidents can have.
One of the main events held by the charity is National Road Victims Month which enables the bereaved to remember their loved ones. It also promotes awareness of the tragedy that can occur should someone drive recklessly. A remembrance ceremony is held and roadside memorials are encouraged if you have lost a loved one in a car accident. Simply following road safety advice and following the Highway Code can make a huge difference on the road and can prevent tragedies like this from happening.
Road safety tips
Distractions are a primary cause for road accidents, particularly as most people have a mobile phone. Turning it off while driving or pulling over in a safe place to take calls can prevent distraction in drivers which could cause a serious accident on the road. Simply wearing your seatbelt to reduce the risk of serious injury should a crash occur is also advised and keeping to the speed limit can reduce the risk of an accident on the road. In addition, drivers should avoid alcohol and drugs as they can impair judgement and slow down reaction times. Although many people are perfectly safe when on the road, there may be some road users who do not practise safe driving causing someone to become part of the memorial pages of RoadPeace. If you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
How to begin your claim
Accident Advice Helpline is available to call 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 so you can begin making your claim at any time. We can help you win some road accident compensation if there is evidence that someone else was at fault and you have sustained injuries as a result. Our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you won’t be out of pocket and we offer no-obligation advice when you give us a call. You can also contact us by using our online claims form if you prefer.
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown