RoadPeace North East aims to support road crash victims, and their family, friends and communities, through a combination of peer to peer support, support groups, provision of information and guidance and in the organisation of remembrance events.
Funding has been requested from the PCC for a campaign called “Light Up for Liam”.
Liam Hibbins was killed on the Coast Road in Redcar in October 2017. His death appears to have been contributed to by a lack of lighting on the road.
RoadPeace is purchasing 12,000 adult glow wrist bands and 4,000 youth glow wrist bands with the aim that the wristbands will act as a warning to drivers as to pedestrian presence and will therefore hopefully reduce pedestrian road traffic collisions on this road.
This project will seek to work with the Redcar Beacons Street Angels and those involved in the night time economy to distribute the adult bands to revellers making their way home.
As many young people also use the Coast Road to make their way to and from school, the youth bands will be promoted and distributed in local schools.
This initiative supports the PCC’s objective of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.