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This article was published on November 21st, 2022
Last week (the 14th until the 20th of November) was Brake Week. Brake Week is a week-long campaign that is run by the charity Brake, to highlight the importance of road safety.
This year the campaign was focused on creating safe roads for all with an emphasis on preventing injuries and deaths caused by road traffic accidents. As expert personal injury solicitors, we have seen the devastation that is caused by these types of accidents and we are passionate about helping to prevent them in any way we can.
Thorneycroft Solicitors chose to support Brake Week again this year in the hopes that raising awareness surrounding road safety will help to prevent serious road traffic accidents in the future.
So, with that said, it’s time to show you how we got involved in this year’s campaign.
Day 1 of the campaign focused on safe roads for all. Everyone’s lives matter when it comes to road safety. Whether you are travelling in a car, via bus, riding a motorcycle, cycling, riding a horse or walking, everyone deserves to feel safe. So next time you’re out and about on the roads, remember to pay attention to all road users.
Day 2 was ‘Think BIKE’. Motorcyclists often travel at high speeds and are easy to miss on busy roads. This combined with the fact that they have little protection surrounding them, means they are particularly vulnerable. The message for day two was all about encouraging children to look out for motorcycles whilst out and about and reiterating the importance that when driving, you should always THINK BIKE.
Day 3 focused on pedestrians. Whilst walking is a great way to get around it does carry a certain amount of risk. As a pedestrian, it is important to be vigilant. However, other road users should ensure that they are looking out for pedestrians, particularly in busy areas.
On day 4, we encouraged road users to take a look at the updated Highway code to familiarise themselves with the updated rules. The Highway Code is something all road users should be familiar with. The new changes implemented earlier in the year were designed to reduce the number of road traffic accidents. For more information about these changes, click here.
For the last day of our participation in the campaign, we encouraged road users to ‘take it seriously.’ Hundreds of people are affected by road traffic accidents on a daily basis and this is something that can be prevented. Taking road safety seriously and remembering that safe roads should be for all road users is one of the best ways to prevent accidents.
If you or a member of your family has been involved in an accident, we are here to help. We specialise in offering expert personal injury advice to all road users including motorists, pedestrians, passengers, horse riders and cyclists who have been the victims of road traffic accidents.
For a free initial consultation to review the circumstances surrounding your accident, contact us today by calling 0800 1979 345 or completing our simple enquiry form.