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National Road Victim Month

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 by morethan

The national road safety charity RoadPeace organises National Road Victim Month every August to remember those killed or injured on the roads. August is a particularly poignant month since the first person ever killed in the UK by a car, Bridget Driscoll, died on 17 August 1896 and also this month will be the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales who was killed in a car crash in Paris, 1997.  Also during August there is an increased risk of children being injured or killed while on holiday from school.

Get involved in the subject at #NationalRoadVictimsMonth.  As well as honouring people that have been lost and injured, it is also a great opportunity to raise awareness to make our roads safer. RoadPeace hold events during August in memorial to those lost in roads crashes, however you can also do your bit to raise awareness for safer driving by having your own event.

Mobility Products to help if you have been a victim of a road traffic accident:

If you have suffered mobility or disability issues due to a road traffic accident; More Than Mobility offers a range of mobility products and services to help you regain your mobility and independence and to ensure you can live your life to the full.  These include:

Mobility Scooters - an ideal solution to prevent mobility issues from getting in the way of your everyday life, and there are many to choose from – portable, pavement or road legal mobility scooters.

Wheelchairs are an essential purchase for the lifestyle and wellbeing of a mobility sufferer; restoring a sense of freedom and independence for those who are no longer able to move around with the ease they used to.

Electric adjustable beds are ideal for those who like to sit up in bed to read, or to recline in bed and watch television or afilm. Sometimes it is just great to recline in bed with your feet up, and this range of adjustable electric beds provides the perfect opportunity to find your ideal relax and sleep position.

We also offer a selection of disability aids and mobility products that are designed to help those with mobility issues to regain their independence and make the simple things in life that had previously become difficult, that little bit easier. From the small disability equipment that takes care of basic needs, such as hand warmers, plate surrounds and gripped cutlery, to the larger and more complex disability aids and equipment such as seat massagers, over bed tables, perching stools and fireside chairs.

More Than Mobility has all of the disability products to help make everyday life at home as simple as possible. Do visit our website to see our range of mobility products.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

August – National Road Victims Month

Monday, August 15th, 2016 by morethan

Every year, in August, RoadPeace remember those killed or injured on our roads during the National Road Victim Month

August is a particularly poignant month because:

  • Bridget Driscoll was the first person killed in the UK by a car, on 17 August 1896, in Crystal Palace, London
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash on 31 August 1997, in Paris
  • there is increased risk of those travelling on holiday being involved in a car crash

RoadPeace

RoadPeace was founded on the principle of road danger reduction (RDR) in February 1992. Twenty years on, supporting active travel policies and sustainable transport programmes is much more widespread.

Key to road danger reduction is the reduction of speed, volume and dominance of motor vehicles.

RoadPeace events taking place during August, Road Victim Month:

Do see the RoadPeace website for information on the other campaigns that RoadPeace organise and do follow them on Twitter.

Sharing the road – safety around mobility scooters

  • Be mindful of larger mobility scooters when travelling on the road.  Road legal mobility scooters can only travel at 8 mph but may be using the road. Give them space and only overtake when it is safe to do so.
  • Smaller mobility scooters are restricted to using footpaths and pavements. Dropped kerbs are the only way mobility and electric wheelchair users – not to mention parents with prams – can cross a road easily. It’s also an offence to obstruct these crossing points. When parking consider whether you’re inadvertently making it trickier for a less mobile person to get around.
  • Mobility scooters aren’t allowed to use cycle lanes or bus lanes so try not to get impatient if it seems they’re blocking the road – they’re obeying the law.
  • While larger scooters must have full lights, the smaller ones intended for pavement use don’t need to. In addition, waterproof covers can affect the vision of the driver. Never assume you’ve been seen. And always double check before pulling out.

Also mobility scooter users should have insurance for their scooter although it is not compulsory.  If you were to have an accident and hit someone, or damage someone’s property, in your mobility scooter your mobility scooter insurance will pay for your defence, if it was to go to court, and the resultant damages.  Here at More Than Mobility we always recommend that mobility scooters take out scooter insurance to cover any accidents and ensure peace of mind when travelling on the road.   Prices start from as little as £86 per annum which is only £1.66 per week.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com