Bartletts Solicitors is supporting this year’s National Road Victims Month throughout August. While we never forget victims of road accidents, this month is an especially poignant time to remember all those who have been killed or injured on our roads. This annual remembrance takes place in August because of the significant road accident deaths that have happened in the past during this month. For example, Mary Ward was killed in Ireland on 31 August 1869 after falling under the wheels of an experimental steam car, and Bridget Driscoll was the first person killed in the UK by a car on 17 August 1896. The school holidays mean there is an increased likelihood of children being involved in road accidents during August, and as more people enjoy a holiday there is more traffic on the roads which increases the risk also. It’s a sad fact that hundreds of people lose their lives on the roads every year and those who survive are often left with serious, life-changing injuries – which is why the National Road Victims Month is important. Remembrance events are held throughout August to support victims and their families.