Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, and the National Lead for Fatal Collision Investigation, is undertaking a 200km running challenge during Global Road Safety Week which runs from May 17th – 23rd, in support of RoadPeace.
He’s calling for people to support him by running, cycling or walking alongside him – joining in for all or just part of the 9-day event or taking part in a challenge where they live.
Andy is hoping to raise £25k for RoadPeace to help their vital work providing support for victims of road crashes during the challenge, and will also be raising awareness about the impact of road harm and the need to reduce road danger.
Like many charities the pandemic has impacted upon RoadPeace as there has been less fundraising events and this has left them financially challenged. Therefore any donations you are financially able to afford would be hugely appreciated and will be of great benefit. Donate
Appearing in our documentary about road danger, RoadPeace’s Amy Aeron-Thomas explained: “Not only are they second class because they have fewer rights than offenders, but just compared to other victims of crime, our government doesn’t define homicide as including criminal road death…so the driver of a speed boat can be prosecuted for homicide manslaughter, but a drunk speeding driver caught trying to evade police, well that’s just causing death by dangerous driving.”
Watch the full film at vimeo.com
Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy.The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s John Simpson and features interviews with Chris Boardman, Dr Rachel Aldred, Dr Ian Walker, George Monbiot and the founders of the Stop de Kindermoord movement amongst others.
The ethical choice
The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance, breakdown cover , home insurance and carbon offsetting while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.