A road vehicle is a highly complex piece of heavy machinery that is used in an environment where a defect, or misuse, can result in serious injury, or death, to the user and to others. This statement should be the starting point for any discussion around vehicle maintenance – cars can be dangerous and must be well maintained and looked after by their owners.
The Brake Blog
Iris’s partner Lidia was killed on the road on 23 May 2013. Iris has kindly given permission for us to share a letter she has written to Lidia, seven years on from this tragedy. Brake provides support to people affected by road death and serious injury through the National Road Victim Service. If you need support, we are there for you. Find out more and how to get in touch at www.brake.org.uk/victim-support.
Sir Bob Russell, who was MP for Colchester from 1997 to 2015 and for several years was Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Road Safety Group, suggests that we should now be looking at introducing 10mph speed limits on some new housing developments.
The crisis the world faces from the Coronavirus is hard to grasp. The daily updates to the death toll seem unreal at times and it’s difficult to imagine the fear and suffering of those affected, as well as the impact on their families and friends. As a professional who often deals in cold hard numbers, it is important to stop and consider the human side of any tragedy and I thought it was important to start this post with such an acknowledgment and to pay tribute to everyone involved in caring for people and keeping things going for us.