Police support bereaved families to reduce road deaths
We know that five people die, and more than 60 sustain serious injuries on average every day on the UK’s roads.
In an attempt to tackle this tragic situation, a number of Police Forces have come together with bereaved families in a campaign taking place between 16th and 22nd May.
The campaign will be led by Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox of Lincolnshire Police who will be cycling and running 30 miles a day at different parts of the UK where fatal and serious road collisions have happened.
The campaign hopes to increase public awareness as well as engaging with Government, vehicle manufacturers and others to give reduction in road collisions the priority it deserves. DCS Cox has pointed out that with more people dying on the UK’s roads than die through murder and terrorism, it is time to take road danger seriously.
“I have total support for this campaign. It is difficult to put into words how a road death impacts on loved ones left behind, which tragically I see all too often when representing clients after such terrible events. Anything which can be done to shine a light on this issue, and most importantly to bring about the change we all want to see – in doing all we can to eliminate deaths on our roads – is to be welcomed.”