Road Safety Week 2019
This week we are supporting the charity Brake in their annual Road Safety Week by helping to spread awareness and encourage staff to step up for safer streets and shout about, learn about, and celebrate the design led solutions which can eliminate death and serious injury from the roads. Brake is a road safety charity that works to prevent road death and injury, to make streets and communities safer and to support victims of road crashes.
Every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities. This year’s Road Safety Week theme, ‘Step Up for Safe Streets’, is focussing on the safe systems approach – the design led solutions that can prevent these tragedies and make local roads safer. These can be anything from 20mph limits in urban areas and vehicle technology which prevents vehicles from speeding, to segregated cycle paths and graduated driver licensing.
Here at Ellis Jones, our Personal Injury department advises thousands of drivers, cyclists and motorcyclists every year.
In the last few weeks we have settled claims for road users that have been injured through no fault of their own. The damages reclaimed for clients go towards their injuries, rehabilitation and treatment, loss of earnings, special equipment and replacement bikes.
This time of year the department always sees an increase in the number of enquiries now that the clocks have gone back and the darker evenings have drawn in.
Brake is urging everyone to ‘Step Up’ by leaving the car at home and walking or cycling, to help improve safety and air quality, or by pledging to be a safe driver – always keeping within speed limits and never drinking or taking drugs and driving.
This week Ellis Jones will be promoting Road Safety Week within the Firm through blogs and activities so keep an eye out on our social media channels to see what we get up to!
If you would like more information on Road Safety Week please click here.