A major road safety campaign has kicked off in Southampton. Members of the emergency services are displaying vehicle wreckage from an accident which caused a fatality. The intention behind the campaign is to drive home the poignant message of how easily an incident can cost a child’s life.
Capturing the imagination
The event, run in association with a local children’s hospital, is a vital tool for spreading road safety awareness across the area. A Paediatrician from the local children’s hospital praised the boldness of the campaign, saying:
“With so many incidents and children being seriously injured or killed on our roads every year, it is vitally important we take action to raise awareness – and we can only do that by ensuring we really capture people’s attention and imagination.”
The event (in its second year running) is showing attendees the cost of reckless driving first hand. It combines both personal experience from service members as well as the physical evidence of the wreckage. The particular car on display was involved in an incident in the Isle of Man which resulted tragically in a child’s death. While the reality is harrowing, it is poignant, hard hitting physical evidence that it is not alright to risk people’s lives.
Be the example
It may be hard to resist going a little bit faster at times. It may be difficult to sit and wait at lights rather than breeze through as they change. It may be hard to be the “good example” of driving on the road. If you do however, you have done everything in your power to ensure the roads around you (and its users) are safe. Driving within limits and laws ensures you aren’t risking lives.
Legal help is available for all who suffer at the hands of negligent driving. This includes pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. Scott Rees & Co has been helping both adults and children recover from road traffic accidents for over 25 years.
If you, a family member or friend has been hurt in a road traffic accident, speak to an adviser for free, impartial, conscientious advice on 01695 722 222 for more information. Alternatively if you would like to enquire about claiming you can fill in our online form here. From there we can get in touch about your best options moving forward.