Road Safety Week takes place between 17th and 23rd of November and is the UK’s biggest road safety event. The events are organised by road charity, Brake, who are encouraging more employers with fleets to get involved in the activities. Employers are encouraged to visit their website to obtain a free pack and to get ideas on how to promote safer driving to their working drivers. Employers are also encouraged to engage in community relations to create awareness. By organising events involving their customer base and their staff, organisations can help raise awareness of the importance of road safety in the community.
Many organisations have taken part in Road Safety Week in the past including Asda, Specsavers and Network Rail. Events and activities have included free tire checks for customers, employee quizzes on road safety, free eye tests for employees and events creating awareness of driver distraction. Many companies have also helped to raise funds for the road safety charity, Brake, in the process. Accidents can be the result of a lack of education among drivers on certain aspects of driving. Therefore, events like Road Safety Week can prevent accidents by providing advice to road users.
Working drivers and safety training
Road Safety Week is an important event which raises awareness and provides education regarding road safety. Many drivers must be particularly vigilant on the road, including those who drive for work, as the consequences of an accident can be catastrophic. Not only will the business suffer, but the working driver may cause an accident that results in severe injury of a fatality. Road safety training for employees who drive for work can help prevent this kind of accident from happening. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident and a working driver was at fault, you may be able to claim for compensation from the company.
Claiming road traffic accident compensation
You can call Accident Advice Helpline for no-obligation advice regarding an accident on the road. It doesn’t matter whether you were a pedestrian, a cyclist, a passenger in a vehicle or a driver, if you sustained injuries you may be able to win a cash payout. Call our free 24-hour helpline for advice on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or take our 30-second online test to gain an idea of how successful your claim could be should you choose to pursue it.
Source: Road Safety Week
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown