6-12 June 2016. Child Safety Week

Child Safety Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. This year’s campaign runs from 6-12 June with the theme of "Turn off technology!"

Sadly, too many road traffic accidents involve children injured as a result of drivers who have lost control of a vehicle whilst using their mobile phone.

According to figures published in 2015 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), drivers who use a mobile phone, whether hand-held or hands-free are four times more likely to crash, injuring or killing themselves or other innocent people.

Government figures released for 2013 showed that in 22% of fatal road traffic accidents, mobile phones were a factor.

The Child Safety Week campaign is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust who provide a range of resources to help others run activities and events which promote safety messages. 

Events are held by organisations and individuals, including children’s centres, childminders, fire and rescue teams, hospitals and schools. For more information about the campaign, visit www.childsafetyweek.org.uk 

If you’re affected by an accident which wasn’t your fault and need to make a personal injury claim to help you get back to normal, please get in touch with me at our Halifax office. 

Nick Berry
Personal Injury Specialist
01422 339 600

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