The family of a man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver are calling on the government to broaden the definition in law of ‘death by dangerous driving’ to include a failure to stop, call 999 and render aid on scene until further help arrives. At time of writing, their petition has almost 6,000 signatures.
The driver who killed Ryan Saltern received a suspended four-month prison sentence and driving ban.
Our 40-minute documentary about road danger highlights the institutionalised apathy towards road deaths that overlooks the 24,000 people killed or seriously injured every year on British roads. We’ve spent the last 70 years making driving convenient and life inconvenient. Our love affair with the car has come at a cruel cost…
“The city is where people come to work, raise families, walk in the evening. It is not a traffic corridor” John Norquist
We know what it takes to build healthy and safe cities; there’s an abundance of wisdom and experience out there. The reason we tolerate the child deaths, air pollution and huge financial burden caused by motorised traffic isn’t a lack of knowledge – it’s a shameful lack of political will.
A rational approach to road danger reduction isn’t just about stopping the death of children, it’s about helping them to thrive. Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark and yet 81% of children ride to school, generally without their parents. Here in Britain, it’s less than 2%.
Over 6,500 people have seen our film. Please watch it and share it as widely as possible.
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