National charity RoadPeace has been campaigning since 1992 to challenge the perception that road deaths are ‘accidents’, as opposed to avoidable collisions, and to support those of us who are unfortunate enough to suffer a bereavement as a result of a road traffic collision.
RoadPeace members include people with direct experience of losing a loved one or being injured in a road crash, alongside individuals and organisations – like Thompsons – who are passionate about reducing the danger on our roads.
RoadPeace combines active campaigning and lobbying to reduce road danger, with on the ground peer-support for road crash victims and bereaved families through a network of regional groups.
Central to its aim of reducing road danger is recording and cataloguing the experience of road crash victims to document, and acknowledge, their avoidable trauma and use that information to influence policy makers and members of the public.
Thompsons was proud to work with John and Janet, parents of Jake who was tragically killed in a road traffic accident. When the criminal prosecution against the driver collapsed, UNISON member John asked Thompsons – via his dedicated union legal service – for advice about a civil claim. Read more about Jake’s story.
Emotional support is available via a national helpline (0845 4500 355) and a national befriending network.