Have your say: The London Assembly are looking for consultation responses into serious injury collision investigations.
Too many road crashes continue to occur on London’s roads, with 102 people killed and 3,859 people seriously injured in collisions in 2022. Vision Zero has been launched by the Mayor’s Office and Transport for London (TfL) to achieve zero road deaths and serious injuries by 2040, but there’s still a long way to go. Until that time, every crash in London deserves to be thoroughly and consistently investigated, so that justice is served, and lessons can be learned.
As many of us have experienced first-hand, a shortage of resources leads to inconsistencies in police investigations, especially in serious injury collisions in London. Instead, victims and their families can feel let down following a crash. We know this is simply not good enough.
We now have the chance to share our experiences, have our say in how we feel we’ve been treated, and more importantly, what needs to improve.
Aided by the work RoadPeace has done in highlighting the need for change, the London Assembly are now calling for evidence of Met Police serious injury investigations. We now have the chance to have our experiences taken seriously by those in power, influencing their plans to revamp the way they respond to crashes.
This consultation is a powerful opportunity for all of us who have felt injustice. By coming together and sharing our experiences, we can convince decision-makers that serious change is needed, and how the Met Police, the Mayor, and TFL, can work together to bring about much-needed improvements to collision investigations on our streets.
That’s why we’re calling for everyone who has experience of a crash in London to utilise this chance and give their evidence to the consultation by the 22nd of December. If you feel this would be a good way to air your views about your treatment post-crash, then would you consider sharing with the consultation?
They are interested in getting as many submissions as possible to formulate their opinion on possible changes to investigations, so every effort is massively appreciated, but please do only submit if your experience involved a crash in London.
Click this link to be taken to the consultation webpage (all the information on what to say, and how to submit your evidence, will be provided for you in the bottom half of the page).
Once you’ve done this, would you also be able to share your response with us, emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you submitted? We won’t share this information outside of the organisation, and it will really help us to shape our plans for future policies and campaigns.
However, if this isn’t for you, there’s still plenty of ways to get involved and help our efforts in leading the way to minimise road harm. We’ll be launching a very exciting project very soon and we will need as many of us contributing as we can manage.
The campaign will be called ‘Victims Voice’, focusing on amplifying the lived experiences of those who have suffered a road traffic collision, and their families. If you’ve been the victim of road harm in London and are interested in campaigning for zero deaths on the capital’s roads, please get in touch with Myles at email@example.com to find out more, we’ve got some exciting plans in place, and we’d love for you to be involved.
Updated on: 6 December 2023