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100 Years of Saving Lives

Since we began 100 years ago, we've strived to put an end to the life-changing devastation that accidents cause to families everywhere. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, we've been instrumental in shaping our society for the better, helping to prevent millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.


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Nevertheless, we still have a long way to go.

Every year in the UK, more than 15,000 ordinary people have their lives cut tragically short. One million children end up in A&E, while thousands of other people are left disfigured, brain damaged or otherwise irrevocably changed by their injuries. Worst of all, it is all too often the young, the old and those from disadvantaged communities whose lives are destroyed by an accident that didn't have to happen.

It doesn't have to be like this. Through our tireless campaigning and research, we are committed to putting an end to unnecessary suffering.

While we know there is still much hard work to be done, we are confident that with your help we will overcome the challenges ahead of us and build a global community where no family need suffer the anguish and heartache of an accident that didn't need to happen.