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Ramsdens Solicitors are pleased to be supporting Brake Charity throughout Road Safety Awareness Week
In 2017 there were a total of 170,993 people injured in road traffic accidents across the UK. Among those were 24,831 serious injuries and 1,793 deaths.
These figures demonstrate how vulnerable we are, whenever we are on the road. It is alarming to think that nearly 1,800 people lost their lives when taking to the road last year, which signifies the importance of road safety awareness.
Road traffic accidents happen in an instant and do not discriminate as to who the casualties are and statistics like these highlight how important it is for us to have our affairs in order, regardless of our age.
The devastating effects of a serious accident on the road can be compounded, if a person dies and their wishes cannot be carried out.
More than 60% of people in the UK do not have a valid Will in place and we are even less likely to have a Will in place the younger we are. This is mostly down to the view that if you are young you won’t die any time soon or that your don’t have anything worth leaving.
Amongst other things, being involved in an accident on the road can cut one’s life tragically short and if this were to happen, we would all hope that our wishes were carried out regardless of the size of the estate we left behind.
Brake are a charity who are dedicated to promoting road safety to all road users – motorists, pedestrians, horse riders, etc.You can read more about their work on their web page http://www.brake.org.uk/about.