RoadPeace welcomes the inclusion of road crash victims in Labour's Taskforce Report
The Labour Party has taken a big step towards creating a fairer justice system by supporting RoadPeace’s call to widen the definition of a victim to include crash victims in their recently published report Recommendations on a Victims’ Law. It also includes a recommendation to extend the current Right to Review scheme to the police. Although we have not yet successfully persuaded the current government to end their discrimination of crash victims, we are delighted that Labour have listened, learned and responded to our calls.
>> Read the report in full
>> Read RoadPeace's response
Landmark road death review report
Thank you to all our members who responded to the Joint Inspection of the investigation and prosecution of offences arising from road death incidents. The report has now been published and makes a number of recommendations for improvements in the way police and prosecutors deal with fatal crashes. While we welcome these, the priority for RoadPeace now is to ensure that the recommendations are put in place, and monitored. If they are not then we are concerned that this review (as those before it) will have been in vain and bereaved families will continue to suffer from a sub-standard justice system.
The review and subsequent recommendations also focused on the CPS. RoadPeace is also calling for a full thematic review of collision investigation by HMIC.
>> Read our press release
>> Read the review
>> RoadPeace full summary
Driverless cars offer potential to design our dangerous driving
RoadPeace has responded to the government’s interest in trialling driverless cars. Human error contributes to almost every collision, and is the dominant factor in most. RoadPeace believes that driverless cars have the potential to change that. We have also urged the government to use this opportunity to reconsider the benefits of a presumed liability civil compensation system.
>> Read our response in full
See Me Save Me three years on
RoadPeace commemorated the third anniversary of our See Me Save Me campaign with the launch of a new online memorial listing pedestrians and cyclists killed by lorries. The page is a stark reminder of the urgent need to tackle dangerous lorries in urban spaces. Whilst we know that much is being done both by industry and Transport for London, still the needless deaths continue - with the four London cyclist deaths this year all involving lorries.
>> Read more
>> Support the campaign
>> RoadPeace is seeking corporate partners to join See Me Save Me. To find out more please contact us.
Fundraising in the community
RoadPeace couldn’t operate without the support of our members and supporters. If you would like to help us to help others, we have some fantastic fundraising opportunities for you to take part in this year.
Team Townend Pushbike Challenge – Saturday 18th April 2015
Advertised as the ‘toughest sportive in the Lake District’ the Team Townend Pushbike Challenge is a wonderful tribute to two brothers who were killed whilst cycling in 2010, with all funds raised supporting RoadPeace. A choice of either a 40 or 22 mile bike ride in the stunning mountains of the Lake District is followed by a complimentary afternoon tea. This year there will also be an after party with music, food, fine ale and an auction.
>> More information
Brighton Marathon – Sunday April 2015
We still have a few places left for the Brighton Marathon, renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support. The course finishes on the spectacular Brighton seafront.
London Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 11th October 2015
This iconic London event gets better each year – with the course taking in four of London's Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and The Green Park) and past some of the capital's most historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses or Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.
>> To register your interest please call 020 7733 1603 or email us.
Supporting families after road death and injury in Northamptonshire
RoadPeace offers a range of specific support services to families affected by serious and fatal road collisions in Northamptonshire - thanks to funding from the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
- Our 6 week trauma support programme began on Thursday 26th February in Northampton.
- A local group meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7pm at The Guildhall, Northampton.
>> To find out more please contact RoadPeace
Dates for your diary
Local group meetings
- RoadPeace North East group meeting – Wednesday 4th March
- RoadPeace North West group meeting - Wednesday 4th March
- RoadPeace London support group meeting - Tuesday 10th March 6pm
- RoadPeace Northampton group meeting - Wednesday 18th March
- RoadPeace South West group meeting - Saturday 28th March
Are you a member?
RoadPeace is proud to be the only membership based road victims' charity founded on the principle of justice for road crash victims and road danger reduction. We rely on an active and thriving membership to support our work. Now more than ever we need to strengthen our voice and our numbers. Please join us!