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Serious Injury Lawyers Visit Tidworth School To Promote Road Safety Week

Irwin Mitchell Southampton Support Brake’s ‘Look Out For Each Other’ Campaign


Expert serious injury lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Southampton office visited Clarendon Junior School in Tidworth to show their support for Brake’s Look Out For Each Other campaign during Road Safety Week.

Claire Howard, a Partner and Head of the specialist Serious Injury team in Southampton, visited the school on 17 November to host an assembly discussing the importance of road safety and to launch a drawing competition for the children. The team works with road traffic accident victims to help get their lives back on track following injuries with support for rehabilitation treatment.

All four year groups were able to enter the competition, with a £10 Amazon voucher up for grabs for the winner in each group, while the overall winner will have their picture made into a badge to promote road safety.

Claire was also joined at the school by lawyer Ruth Johnson, Andrew Buckham and Carol Horchuck to provide the children with crucial road safety training, details of how they can stay safe and to hand out fluorescent wristbands.

The event will remind the schoolchildren of the importance of safety when cycling, such as wearing helmets and bright clothing, to coincide with Brake’s Road Safety Week.

Claire Howard, Head of Serious Injury at Irwin Mitchell’s Southampton office, said: 
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Brake’s Road Safety Week is one of the most important dates in our calendar at Irwin Mitchell, as we are well aware of the need to improve road safety as we see first-hand the devastating impact an accident can have on those involved, many of which are children.

“Severe car accidents can leave people with permanent or long-term injuries which can take a long time to recover from and may require extensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation. We hope the assemblies, drawing competition and fluorescent wristbands handed out to the children at Clarendon Junior School will help them think about how to stay safe near roads.”
Claire Howard, Partner

Brake’s annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to improve road safety and for all road users to respect one another’s right to use the roads. The organisation has called on drivers to reduce their speed to 20mph around homes, schools and shops and to looking longer at junctions and bends.

Brake is also calling on everyone to put safety first and be considerate to one another, encouraging people on foot and bike to never take chances, and make sure they can be seen.

Katherine Giles from Clarendon Junior School in Tidworth added: “The children loved taking part in the road safety drawing competition and the winner will be delighted when there design is made into a badge. The yellow wristbands are a simple idea and crucially the children love wearing them. We appreciate that companies like Irwin Mitchell are able to provide them for our pupils.”

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