RoadPeace North East launches first online Book of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims during Road Safety Week 201625 November 2016
Official launch takes place on Friday 25 November at 11.15am at Ian Ramsey CE Academy, Stockton-on-Tees
RoadPeace North East announced today [25 November 2016] the launch of its new website at Ian Ramsey CE Academy in Stockton to coincide with Road Safety Week 2016.
Representatives from RoadPeace North East welcomed PC Damien Stevens of Channel 5’s “Police Interceptors” to push the button on what will be a vital new resource for victims of road traffic collisions and their loved ones.
Alongside providing invaluable practical information and support to families in the wake of a road crash, visitors to the website will also be able to add their own messages and condolences to an online Book of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims – the first remembrance book of its kind.
David Robinson, Chair of RoadPeace North East and a serious injury specialist at Thompsons Solicitors who funded the website in conjunction with support from EDOT3, said: “According to the Department for Transport, there was a 3% increase in serious and fatal road collisions between June 2015 and June 2016.
“The importance of keeping road safety high on the public’s agenda to avoid injuries and loss of life cannot be overstated. We have launched our first website to make sure that people in the North East who are catastrophically injured or worse, lose their lives, on the road have easy access to sources of vital peer-driven information that can help in the immediate aftermath of a crash.
“We also wanted to offer families a space to share memories of loved ones whose lives were taken by road crashes and, we hope, find some solace in the shared experience.
Representatives from RoadPeace North East and Cleveland and Durham Roads Policing Unit will be delivering key road safety messages to children of all ages during this day of action, from secondary school, primary school and even down to nursery age children.
“Campaigning for changes to policy and public attitudes to improve road safety is one of our top priorities. We are very pleased to collaborate with the Cleveland and Durham Roads Policing Unit to help educate the next generation of road users, in the hope that in future no individual or family need experience the devastation of losing a loved one on the roads,” continued David.
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