SUNDERLAND solicitors is stepping up a gear to help promote road safety across the region.
Sweeney Miller Solicitors, based in Ashbrooke, have helped numerous road accident victims over the years get much-needed compensation to help them fund vital recovery and treatment costs.
Now the firm is backing National Road Victim Month in August, which aims to remind the public of how devastating road accidents are and how they can impact on people’s lives, as well as Road Safety Week, later this year.
Sweeney Miller is also looking to partner up with schools across the city to launch a competition to invite pupils to come up with some innovative designs for road safety posters.
Practise partner Paul Miller said that he hoped the campaign would help to raise road safety awareness across the city and in turn have an impact on the region’s roads.
He said: “A lot has been done over the years to highlight and promote road safety but as a company we still too often see the devastating reality of people whose lives have been shattered following a road accident.
“While our legal experts can fight for these victims and secure them the deserved financial compensation they need to try to rebuild their lives, we felt very strongly about supporting awareness of road safety in a bid to try to reduce the number of accidents happening in the first place.”
Sweeney Miller will be partnering up with schools in Sunderland during the autumn term with the view of running the competition in the run up to Road Safety Week, which this year runs between November 17 and 23.
National Road Victim Month is an annual countrywide campaign and this year events run by charity RoadPeace include a service of remembrance at the RoadPeace Wood at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Saturday August 9 and a ceremony on the steps to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Sunday August 31.
Meanwhile Road Safety Week, now in its 18th year and ran by road safety charity week Brake, aims to inspire communities to take action to promote life-saving messages. This year the theme of the annual campaign is Look Out For Each Other.