Deaths, Injury and suffering on U.K roads

“The death and injury toll on roads is an international problem of epic proportions. Globally there are 1.24 million road deaths a year with estimates placing the injury toll between 20 and 50 million. Road deaths are the biggest killer of young people worldwide and the 10th biggest killer of people of all ages. These casualties inflict terrible suffering among injured victims, and the family or friends of the bereaved. As well as doing a major economic burden. Recorded from Roadsafetyweek.org

 

The Road Safety Week 2017 starts from 20th to 26th November and there were several traffic accidents happened in these days. On 16th November, a Chinese girl, Xiangyin Chen, who studies in Birmingham, suffered a serious car accident and the situation of the girl described by the police at that time was “ almost dying”. Luckily, under the help of the Chinese embassy, the police had eventually got in touch with the girl’s parents and the girl was out of danger on the next day at 2 a.m. According to the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom, “hospitalization of the girl is now under way”. Meanwhile, after the accident happened, the embassy also warns that all the citizens in UK should pay more attention to the traffic safety.

 

Road accidents are not uncommon in daily life, however, not everyone is as lucky as that girl we mentioned above. Paul Walker, an experienced taxi driver for over 50 years, said, “ Inappropriate speed, especially in poor or busy conditions is what kills”.

Road Safety in Coventry

Nathan Glenville, the creator of Coventry-Police Spotters on Facebook, whose friend recently died from head injuries in a traffic accident said

 

“Coventry road safety is at its worst now due to speed camera’s being turned up, there is a lot of racing and someone recently has died in Coventry on quad bike. Police are trying their hardest right now but due to cut backs there is no way the roads are going to be safer in the long run… dangerous driving kills the impact of lives is forever changed from dangerous driving”.

 

After contacting the Birmingham highway teams to find out how they are tackling road safety we were told that they “would try their best to solve some safety misadventures.”

 

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event. According to the RoadSafetyWeek.org Rep,“it inspires thousands of schools, organizations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work”. 

 

As this year’s Christmas approaches, in order to have a nice and happy holiday, the police of Coventry hope everyone could pay more attention to road safety to avoid the worst situations.

 

The Road Safety Week 2017 starts from 20th and runs until the 26th November. On 16th November, a Chinese girl, Xiangyin Chen, who studies in Birmingham, suffered from a serious car accident, the police described her situation as bad saying that she was “almost dying”. With the help of Chinese embassy, the police have eventually gotten in touch with the girl’s parents and the girl was stable on the next day at 2 a.m. According to the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom, “hospitalization of the girl is now under way”. Meanwhile, after the accident happened, the embassy also warns that all the citizens in UK should pay more attention to the traffic safety.

 

Road accidents are not uncommon in daily life, however, not everyone is as lucky as that girl we mentioned above. Paul Walker, an experienced driver for over 50 years, said, “ Inappropriate speed, especially in poor or busy conditions is what kills”.

 

“Coventry road safety is at its worst now due to speed camera’s being turned up, there are a lot of racing, and someone recently has died in Coventry on quad bike. In the UK, it is not the law to where a helmet, which is stupid from my point of view, police are trying their hardest right now but due to cut backs there is no way the roads are going to be safer in the long run” said by Nathan Glenville, the creator of Coventry-Police Spotters on Facebook, whose friend recently died from head injuries in a traffic accident. He also highlighted, “ that’s where importance of being patient comes in, people are always in a rush but no one really truly understand the effects of that on others” and “ dangerous driving kills. The impact on lives is forever changed from dangerous driving”.

 

After contacting the Birmingham highway teams, they told us “would try their best to solve some safety misadventure.”

 

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event. According to the road safety charity, road safety week “inspire thousands of schools, organizations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond. It also provides a vocal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work”.

 

As this year’s Christmas approaches, in order to have a nice and happy holiday, Coventry police hope everyone could pay more attention to the traffic safety to avoid the unfortunate happening.

 

HU YANJUN

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