London Road Danger Reduction and Traffic Law Enforcement Conference
If you are interested in the role of the police and effective traffic law enforcement in reducing road danger, then our upcoming conference is for you. Organised in partnership with the Road Danger Reduction Forum, CTC, LCC, and Hackney Living Streets the London Road Danger Reduction and Traffic Law Enforcement Conference
takes place on Saturday 1st November from 10.00.
>> CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
>>TO REGISTER send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to TLELondon@lcc.org.uk
>> If you can’t come, please do send us your suggestions
on policing priorities for reducing road danger
RoadPeace responds to the PACTS Who Is Responsible? inquiry
The Transport Safety Commission, coordinated by PACTS, is holding its first inquiry in Transport Safety Management, asking Who Is Responsible? RoadPeace’s response draws attention to how the justice sector has not taken responsibility for crash victims - but also highlights how it has done better with other cross disciplinary campaigns such as domestic violence or race crime.
>> Read more about the inquiry
>> RoadPeace's response
Safer Lorries through a safer systems approach
TfL’s consultation on their proposed Safer Lorries scheme has closed. Lorries operating in London without a full set of mirrors and side guards are to be fined. Although implementing this scheme will be costly it does demonstrate TfL’s commitment to tackling danger at source, and its long term goal of streets free from death and serious injury.
>> READ MORE about the proposal
>> See our response
and background briefing
European crash victims unite
RoadPeace was one of the 20 organisations representing road crash victims that came together for the 20th AGM of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victim Associations (FEVR). A focus on the meeting was the EU Victims Directive which comes into force next year. Whilst our colleagues in the Netherlands and Belgium are assured their government will include all road crash victims, our government can not make this assurance (see below).
>> Read the FEVR manifesto
New Victims' Law - but no change for crash victims
Victims’ rights are to be enshrined in law--as announced by the Justice Secretary this month
. But the MOJ has clarified to RoadPeace that this will not apply to victims of summary motoring offences (drink/drug driving, speeding, careless driving, hit and run) as they are not planning on changing how they define victim of crime. For RoadPeace this represents yet another missed opportunity to end the discrimination against road crash victims.
Dates for your diary
Justice, Vulnerable Road Users and RoadPeace in Oxford
Do you live in or near Oxford? Come on 28th October to hear our Executive Director, Amy Aeron-Thomas, speak on how vulnerable road users are treated by our justice system and RoadPeace’s efforts to improve it at a meeting of the Oxford Pedestrians Association meeting.
>> FIND OUT MORE
Coping with life after a road death - London
The RoadPeace Resilience Support Building Programme is scheduled to start in London on Tuesday 14th October 2014. If you or someone you know would like to attend this or future programmes please contact Belina
in the RoadPeace office.
The Resilience Building Support Programme is a trauma support programme for families bereaved by road death. Over six weekly sessions, working in small groups, participants will gain insight into how the mind and body can react to traumatic loss, and offers a chance to meet other bereaved families and gain peer support.
>> READ MORE
- London Traffic Law Enforcement Conference - Saturday 1st November (see our website for more information)
RoadPeace South West group meeting - Saturday 1st November (contact Steve for more information)
RoadPeace North West group meeting - Wednesday 5th November (contact Pauline for more information)
RoadPeace London support group meeting - Wednesday 12th November 6pm (contact Belina for more information)
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims - Sunday 16th November 2014
RoadPeace North East group meeting – Wednesday 3rd December (contact David for more information)
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. Join us!