“As the author of media guidelines for road collision reporting I know how important language is when we’re talking about crashes. With on average five deaths a day on UK roads, and many more seriously injured, road danger represents a threat not only to life and limb, but to a future in which everyone feels safe to walk, cycle and wheel for everyday journeys.
“In my research for the Guidelines, policing experts told me calling a crash an accident before knowing the facts amounts to presupposing what happened. Calling a crash or collision what it is, ensuring we mention the human actors involved, not just their vehicles, and accurately reporting road danger, in context when possible, helps us better understand the risks and what we can and should do about them.
“Andy’s work to raise awareness and funds for such an important issue, as well as his drive and ambition to tackle road crime before it devastates a family’s life, shone through during our ride around the Isle of Wight. His efforts are to be commended and I wish him every success in his fundraising, and his work.”
– Laura Laker, Journalist & Writer
Updated on: 20 May 2022