Launched in 1992, RoadPeace provides support for road crash victims in the UK. In addition to supporting those who have been seriously injured or bereaved through road crashes, they also campaign for safer roads, justice for victims and their families, and remembrance for those who have lost their lives.
Justice for Road Crash Victims & Their Families
Five people die every day on Britain’s roads, and RoadPeace work on the principle that crashes are not inevitable. They campaign for a reform of the current justice system to reduce danger on our roads, and for the current driving offences to be reformed so that more drivers are held accountable for dangerous behaviours such as drink driving, speeding and use of mobile phones. Victims are at the heart of their work. This is why RoadPeace also want to make sure that these people don’t suffer financially on top of the devastating effects road crashes can bring. It’s for this reason that they have a top team of specialist personal injury firms, so that victims can get the right compensation.
RoadPeace Provide Emotional Support for Bereaved Families
Road crashes cause devastating effects for all involved, which is why RoadPeace are there to support bereaved families in a number of ways. Through their helpline, users can access their Befriending Service and connect with peers who have also been affected by a road death. They also offer a free Support Programme for bereaved families which provides coping tools and strategies for dealing with loss. Users can also have the chance to meet others who have suffered similar losses. In addition, they host regular meetings across the UK where those bereaved can meet up for continued support.
RoadPeace also want to make sure that those who have lost their lives through road crashes are remembered. This is why they offer roadside memorials that can be placed at crash sites to honour victims. In addition, during National Road Victim Month, every August pays host to their annual Ceremony of Remembrance at The National Memorial Aboretum, which is held in memory of those who have died.
RoadPeace took part in our charity poll for August 2019 in honour of National Road Victim Month; and we are delighted to welcome them back again for September 2020. Cast your vote for them today and help them continue their work in supporting those affected by road crashes.You can also find out more about the work they do at http://www.roadpeace.org.