National Road Victim Month 2022
Published: 1st August 2022
Today marks the beginning of National Road Victim Month – a campaign held annually in August, organised by RoadPeace, to remember the people that have been killed and injured on our roads.
The charity RoadPeace designated August as National Road Victim Month in order to commemorate the lives of both Princess Diana on 31st August 1997 and Bridget Driscoll, who was the first person to be killed by a motor vehicle in August 1896.
Since this date, half a million people have been killed on Britain’s roads. It is also estimated that around 5 people are killed and 60 people are seriously injured on Britain’s roads every day.
Further to this, according to The Department for Transport, in 2021, 1,390 road deaths and 23,140 serious injuries were reported from road accidents. These shocking statistics illustrate the need for action to be taken to make our roads safer and raise awareness of the importance of road safety.
Why we support National Road Victim Month
As serious injury solicitors, it is important for us to recognise, raise awareness and show our support of National Road Victim Month as we have seen first-hand the devastating impact that road traffic accidents have on both the victims and their families.
We feel passionately that each person who is injured or killed in a road accident, is recognised as more than just a statistic, therefore raising awareness of this through supporting National Road Victim Month is very important.
Here at Serious Injury Law Ltd, we are committed to supporting those who have been affected by fatal and serious accidents. Road traffic collisions can happen in an instant, and result in life-changing circumstances.
Over the last 32 years, our expert team have helped many road accident victims to secure the justice, compensation and future support they need to rebuild their lives.
If you’ve been involved in an accident on the roads, see our guide ‘what to do after a road traffic accident’ on what to do as soon as possible after the event. For more information and ways to get involved during National Road Victim Month, please visit the RoadPeace website.
As always, we wish everyone safe travels; however, if you or any of your family or friends are involved in an accident on the roads and require legal assistance from a Top Tier Legal 500 rated law firm, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We can also be contacted on 0330 058 0377 for a free, confidential conversation with a specialist serious injury solicitor. Alternatively, please send us your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of our team will be in touch. All enquiries are free, confidential and without obligation.