In 2007, while I was a member of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament, I was selected to be a representative of the youth of the UK at the first United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety.
At the event, I learned that road crashes are the single biggest killer of young people globally. I took a pledge there to do something about it.
I want all young people to be road safety conscious, be aware of their responsibility to safety not only for their own safety but for the safety of their passengers and embrace life by preserving it with safety.
I believe Fixers are helping young people to achieve their potential and their work to promote road safety amongst youth is what has drawn me to join as a Fixer. I want make a bigger impact with my own road safety work by joining forces and aligning with organizations that support such work.
I was a panellist at the Fixers Road Savvy Forum in London, which brought together Fixers, politicians, road safety experts and representatives from the emergency services.
Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and former footballer and TV presenter Gary Lineker were among those there to discuss road safety for young people.
Conclusions from the event are going to be presented to the Department for Transport in a ‘Fixers Green Paper’ as a contribution to the Government’s forthcoming Road Safety Green Paper.
The Road Savvy Forum was an amazing opportunity for young people, who are passionate about road safety, to collect their ideas and talk directly to road safety decision makers. It was a unique chance to open dialogue with not only decision makers but also other youth who, through their own experiences, formulated strong reasons to advocate for road safety.