Road Safety Week 2016

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Road Safety Week 2016

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by Isobel Addison No Comments

Road Safety Week 2016

Davey Law is joining with the Brain Injury Group to support this year’s Road Safety Week campaign between the 21st and 27th of November.  The theme for 2016 is ‘Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable’.

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To celebrate this idea, we will be working with children from Powell’s Church of England Primary School, Cirencester and St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Purton to raise awareness of road safety.

A few facts on the theme:

  • Slow: Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for the road conditions is recorded by police at crash scenes as a contributory factor in more than one in four (27%) fatal crashes in Great Britain.
  • Sober: Having even one drink before getting behind the wheel can affect your ability to drive. In 2013 one in 10 (11%) drivers/motorcycle riders killed in a crash had alcohol present in their body, even though they weren’t over the legal blood-alcohol limit. One in seven road deaths are at the hands of someone who has driven while over the limit.
  • Secure: Seat belts are still seen as an inconvenience by some drivers, yet using one reduces the chance of dying in a crash by 50%. 21% of car occupants killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.
  • Silent: Drivers who perform a complex secondary task, like using a mobile, while at the wheel are three times more likely to crash than non-distracted drivers.
  • Sharp: Booking in for a regular eye test should be at the top of any driver’s to-do list. Road crashes caused by poor driver vision are estimated to cause 2,900 casualties and cost £33 million in the UK per year.
  • Sustainable:By minimising the amount we drive, and walking, cycling or using public transport instead, we are making our communities safer places, and doing the best we can for the environment and our individual health. Air pollution is a major killer: there are an estimated 29,000 deaths per year from particulate matter pollution in the UK, 5,000 of which are attributable to road transport.

Road traffic collisions are currently the leading cause of brain injury.

in the UK which is why we have supported the Road Safety Week initiative for several years.  This year Davey Law will be helping to raise awareness of road safety with the help of the children and staff of Powell’s and St Mary’s Schools.

Mark Tawn, Solicitor at Davey Law says, “We work with many adults, children and the families of those who have suffered a brain injury as the result of a road traffic accident. We look forward to parents and teachers engaging with the campaign to encourage children to recognise dangers on the road. ”

For more information about Road Safety Week, visit http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/

Supporting Road Safety Week

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Isobel Addison No Comments

Davey Law is joining with the Brain Injury Group to support this year’s Road Safety Week campaign between the 23rd and 29th of November.  The theme for 2015 is ‘Drive less, live more’, and the intention is to reduce the number of car journeys in order to improve road safety and the environment.

To celebrate this idea, we are asking children from Powell’s Church of England Primary School to show us their favourite wacky ways to get to and from school.  A range of ideas has been suggested – from flying in on a magic carpet to riding an elephant or using their own personal zip wire. Youngsters will be asked to draw themselves travelling to school by their preferred method.  Wacky is good – but safety is also an important consideration: helmets, reflective clothing and lights are all to be encouraged!

Road traffic collisions are currently the leading cause of brain injury in the UK which is why the Brain Injury Group and its member firms have supported the Road Safety Week initiative for several years.  This year Davey

Law will be helping to raise awareness of road safety with the help of the children and staff of Powell’s School.

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“The Road Safety Week message is about keeping everyone safe on the roads,” says Mark Tawn, Solicitor at Davey Law.  “We work with many adults, children and the families of those who have suffered a brain injury as the result of a road traffic accident. The ‘wacky ways’ competition is designed to engage the children’s interest and spark their imagination, while emphasising the importance of road safety. We look forward to parents, carers and teachers engaging with the campaign too. ”

Mark will help to judge the competition entries and award prizes for the best ideas.  The winning entry in each class will receive a high-street gift voucher, and there will be a shared prize for the class that comes up with the wackiest idea of all.  In addition, every child taking part will receive a reflective souvenir from the Brain Injury Group to remind them of their involvement in the project and to help them be seen and be safe on the roads.

“We are really looking forward to seeing how our local youngsters would like to travel to school,” continues Mark.  “Living in Cirencester I am lucky enough to be able to walk to work at Davey Law most days but I do like the idea of travelling by Hover Board or Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike! Flying into school or work sounds like a lot of fun – but I’d have to be sure to be safe and seen! ”

For more information about Road Safety Week, visit http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/ or visit the Brain Injury Group website.