‘Travel like you know them’: Road safety made personal
Earlier this summer, the UK government relaunched its THINK! road safety campaign, reminding people to ‘Travel like you know them’ to highlight the human cost of road traffic accidents. The...
Since the Highway Code was updated in January this year, a hierarchy of road users has been introduced with more vulnerable groups such as pedestrians at the top. However, with concerns about how many people are aware of the new hierarchy, it is clear there is still a need to raise awareness of issues that prevent or restrict people from travelling safely on foot.
Living Streets is the leading UK charity for pedestrians. It was founded in 1929 as the Pedestrians’ Association and played a crucial role introducing the Highway Code in 1931.
Today, it continues to campaign for pedestrian safety through improved infrastructure, law changes or increased awareness of the difficulties pedestrians face on Britain’s streets.
In a recent blog post for Brake, Living Streets’ director of policy Tanya Braun shared how they are helping to improve pedestrian safety. These include:
“Progress is being made to reduce the risk of serious road accidents, particularly those involving pedestrians. However, it is clear that the work carried out by organisations such as Living Streets and Brake to highlight the unnecessary dangers vulnerable road users still face, is still needed.
“As a parent myself, I want to know that children will grow up in a country where they can walk to school without being put at risk, and where everyone’s ability to travel healthily and safely is prioritised.”
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in a road accident, it is important to speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Novum Law, our expert team can support you, and help you to secure justice plus any compensation or care you need on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.
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