Claiming after North Tyneside injuries
The borough of North Tyneside is located in the north-east of England and it has been the location of a new initiative by the police to reduce the number of casualties on the roads in the region. The initiative is called Operation Dragoon and was meant to be in place for one month but will now continue indefinitely and came about after a particularly bad year for road accidents in the Tyne and Wear region. In 2013, 29 people died in road accidents and 388 sustained serious injuries.
The main objective of Operation Dragoon is to increase awareness about road safety in people of all ages and backgrounds in order to make the region’s roads safer and reduce the number of accidents. The operation targets all users of the road including cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Police Chief Constable from the Northumbria Police, Sue Sim, has said that the goal of the initiative is to get people thinking about road safety for not only themselves but for passengers and other users of the road. She continues by saying that they will not be targeting any particular group with the operation focusing on everyone from young people who are still learning how to drive, drivers who do not have much experience to drivers with extensive experience on the roads.
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Activities that are planned as part of Operation Dragoon for this year will be focused on unsafe vehicles, dangerous driving, as well as events where police officers can speak directly to users of the road such as at colleges, schools and universities. The officers will not only speak to the different groups but also building relationships with the organisations to make sure the safety message gets through to everyone.
Another part of Operation Dragoon is the zero tolerance policy on drivers that are involved in accidents that cause casualties. One of the ambassadors of the operation is the widow of a man who was killed in a car accident in North Shields after he was hit by a car travelling at well above the regulated speed level.
Claiming after North Tyneside injuries is a relatively simple process if you are prudent enough to choose the right law firm to assist in the process. If you were in a car accident and are interested in claiming after North Tyneside injuries, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 via your landline, or 0333 500 0993 using a mobile today.
Date Published: 3rd July 2014
Author: David Brown