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RoadPeace

Member since Mar 2019 • Last active Mar 2019
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RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. We provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.

Set up in 1992 by a mother whose son was killed by a red light offender, we are a membership organisation whose work is informed by the needs and experiences of road crash victims. RoadPeace is governed by a board of trustees, has a small staff team and a network of active members and volunteers.

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    Hello. We are defining a crash to include single vehicle collisions e.g. bike and pothole. In terms of severity, we are going by the STATS19 definition, but equally recognise there's room for subjectivity.
    Slight - An injury of a minor character such as a sprain (including neck whiplash
    injury), bruise or cut which are not judged to be severe, or slight shock requiring
    roadside attention. This definition includes injuries not requiring medical treatment.
    Serious - An injury for which a person is detained in hospital as an “in-patient”, or
    any of the following injuries whether or not they are detained in hospital: fractures,
    concussion, internal injuries, crushings, burns (excluding friction burns), severe cuts,
    severe general shock requiring medical treatment and injuries causing death 30 or
    more days after the accident.

    We've included life-changing injury in there as a category which would fall under STATS19 definition of 'serious injury', as these types of injuries should be investigated by the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit (who investigate fatalities and the most serious cases) - so interesting for us to understand this as part of the survey.

    So to summarise - do not need a hospital visit to count as being slightly injured.

    Thanks!

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    Thank you!

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    Oh wow really sorry to hear that. For this survey it's 2015 and after because that was when the Victim's Code of Practice was updated - we want to understand if the police have been adhering to it.

    However would very much like to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved more generally. Email info@roadpeace.org - we always want to hear testimonies.

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    Hi @hippy - good spot... sorry I created the survey in 2018 and had ambitions to have it live then. Have updated to include 2019 - thanks for pointing that out. And sorry you've been in so many crashes - hope you are alright.

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    thanks very much!

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    RoadPeace is a charity that represents crash victims' rights and campaigns to improve their treatment. We are running a survey for people who have been injured in a crash (not just cyclists) in London after October 2015.

    The purpose of the survey is to understand victims' experience of the police in crashes of slight and serious injury, as well as fatalities. We will use the results to campaign for changes and improvements.

    https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/8R7ZT/

    Please get in touch if you have any questions - and send the link on if you know anyone!

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    Hi all. Not sure if this is the right thread... please point me in the direction if incorrect.

    We are running a survey to understand the experience of crash victims (not just cyclists) who have been in a crash in London October 2015 or after - slight injury, serious injury and fatalities.

    The purpose of this survey is to understand more about how victims (in London specifically) are treated by the police, and what their experiences are of the collision investigation process – its perceived quality and their treatment.

    We will be using the findings of this survey to compile a report, which we will present to the Victim’s Commissioner, the Met and TfL.

    https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/8R7ZT/

    Please share with anyone who has been in a collision - and let me know if there are other forums I can post in.

    Thanks

  • in Rider Down
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    Hi all. Not sure if this is the right thread... please point me in the direction if incorrect.

    We are running a survey to understand the experience of crash victims (not just cyclists) who have been in a crash in London October 2015 or after - slight injury, serious injury and fatalities.

    The purpose of this survey is to understand more about how victims (in London specifically) are treated by the police, and what their experiences are of the collision investigation process – its perceived quality and their treatment.

    We will be using the findings of this survey to compile a report, which we will present to the Victim’s Commissioner, the Met and TfL.

    https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/8R7ZT/

    Please share with anyone who has been in a collision - and let me know if there are other forums I can post in.

    Thanks

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