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Injury Prevention Week 17th – 21st August 2020

Injury Prevention Week 17th – 21st August 2020

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers is a non-profitable campaign organisation dedicated to the rights of needlessly injured people.

This week aims to focus on Injury Prevention of pedestrian safety and how we can work together to avoid injuries as pedestrians. With most children returning to school in the next few weeks, after a while, APIL’s focus is to educate children, their parents, drivers and the wider public on the importance of avoiding needless injuries as pedestrians.

72% of drivers reported that when a pedestrian steps into the road without looking, it is more likely that they are on their phone. In fact, most pedestrian casualties are due to the pedestrian simply ‘not looking’.  As well as mobile phones being one of the biggest distractions to drivers and having subsequently become illegal to use whilst driving, they become an equal problem for pedestrians and it must be relayed to the public that full concentration is needed when using the road either as a driver or pedestrian. If we expect drivers to take care, we must also take precautions to ensure our own safety on the roads. APIL’s message is to #pocketthatphone before crossing the road!

APIL has introduced a quiz on their Facebook page so that parents can find out if their child is road aware by taking a few minutes to quiz their child on the rules of the road before they return to school! 

Whilst precautions may be taken on the roads, if you, or someone you know, is unfortunate to have been involved in a road traffic accident, as a pedestrian or a driver, our expert Personal Injury team at Alsters Kelley Solicitors Ltd would be more than happy to speak with you and advise you of your rights to any compensation that you may be entitled to.

For more information or advice please call 01926 356055 or email John Llewelyn – john.llewelyn@alsterskelley.com

 


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