Other Road Safety Campaigns
There are many other campaigns doing amazing work to try and improve Road Safety, especially in connection with lorries.
See Me Save Me was set up following the death of Eilidh Cairns, who was crushed under the wheels of a tipper lorry whilst cycling through London. Launched by Eilidh’s sister Kate, See Me Save Me is campaigning tirelessly to improve the safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Focussing on the blind spots around lorries, they are working at many levels both in the UK and in Europe to try and secure mandatory changes. In the meantime, the number of cyclists and pedestrians killed by lorries continues to rise. Working closely with and supported by Roadpeace, a national charity which supports road crash victims, they are also part of a working group seeking to improve the response to these road deaths by our justice system. Please visit www.seemesaveme.com and support them in their tremendous work to eliminate blind spots on lorries. Whilst their focus is on the blind spots to the front and sides of lorries, we share the desire to eliminate all blind spots and save lives.
Roadpeace is a national charity which supports victims of road crashes, as well as campaigning for improved road safety and justice for those affected. With a network of local support groups they provide a much needed and invaluable support to bereaved families and friends as well as to those injured in road crashes. If you have been affected by a road crash, I would strongly urge you to contact Roadpeace through www.roadpeace.org.uk to see how they can support you and consider becoming a member of this pioneering charity to support them in the work they do.
Brake is another charity which campaigns nationally and regionally to raise awareness of road safety. Visit their website www.brake.org.uk to see details of their campaigns and events taking place in your region