National Road Victim Month

It may come as a surprise but more people are killed on Britain’s roads in August than any other month.

Therefore every year in August, national charity RoadPeace encourage the public to observe National Road Victim Month.

The campaign, which has been observed since 1998, aims to remember those who have lost their lives in road traffic accidents and raise awareness of road safety.

RoadPeace estimates that around 5 people are killed on British roads every day, however there have been a number of other poignant cases in August in particular, which include:

  • Scientist Mary Ward who fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car on 31st August 1869
  • Bridget Driscoll (the first person killed by a car in the UK) who died on the 17th August 1896, in Crystal Palace, London
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash on 31 August 1997, in Paris

RoadPeace also suggest that August is a particularly risky month for collisions as children are on holiday from school, and there is an increased number of people driving on unfamiliar roads whilst travelling on holiday.

Should you wish to get involved with this years campaign, events taking place during National Road Victim Month include:

  • 6th August – RoadPeace Memorial Garden in Beswick, Manchester – The service of remembrance is held every year and offers a dedicated memorial to the families of those who lost their life on the roads.
  • 9th August – RoadPeace Wood – The wood has been planted in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. A ceremony of remembrance is held every year on the second Sunday of August.
  • 31st August – Diana Memorial, Liverpool – The Diana Memorial is held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and aims to remember Princess Diana and others who have been killed on the roads.

Like RoadPeace, we see the devastation caused to families by fatal accidents and serious injuries caused by road users every day.

In our experience, road traffic accidents can prove to be life changing and traumatic experiences for those involved, leaving victims with serious, life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

When it comes to dealing with road accident claims, our solicitors will help you get back on your feet, guiding you through the claims process and offering vast amount of legal expertise when it comes to the most serious of injuries.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a road traffic accident then get in touch with Express Solicitors today for accurate claim advice.

This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Our Latest Case Studies

    Serious Injury Claims

    Tony's Story

    Frank's Story

    Lindsay's Story

  • Contact Details

    Serious Injury Site

    Call us on
    0161 9044 660

    Email
    [email protected]

    Address
    Express Solicitors
    Resolution House
    311-319 Palatine Road,
    Northenden,
    Manchester,
    M22 4HH,

    DX 29390,
    Northenden

    Find Us

  • Our Testimonials

    Steven wins £85,000 Client Steven Wellings

    Steven wins £85,000 after drunken rugby tackle turned his life upside down. An overzealous rugby tackle from an inebriated friend left Steven Wellings’ leg broken in four places and as a result, both jobless and in excruciating pain.Community spirit
    Steven was helping to build a community carnival float in Wem, Shropshire with friends, who decided to enjoy a few celebratory drinks when they had finished for the night. As Steven was driving a lorry the following day, he…
    Steven Wellings
  • Videos

    Serious Injury Claims

    Tony's Story

    Nigel's Story

    ITN Reports