Accidents Don't Have to Happen
Some people think that accidents are just one of those things that happen. They chalk them up to bad luck, or fate, or superstition.
And sometimes, especially when something truly terrible happens, this can be a comforting way to look at the world.
The problem is, it's simply not true.
For 100 years we've been working with families and businesses around the world to save lives and stop people being hurt. From the introduction of seatbelts, to the campaign to stop drink driving, to raising awareness about the dangers of blind cords, the lesson we've learnt is clear – accidents don't have to happen.
We're not saying it's easy. If it was, then hundreds of thousands of people wouldn't have their lives devastated by accidents every single year. But the truth is, it can be done. In fact, people like Lucy owe their lives to following simple advice.
We all have the power to protect our loved ones and ourselves. Accidents really don't have to happen. By looking out for each other and sharing our stories, advice and experience, we can make sure we all get the chance to live our lives to the full!
Five life-saving tips for preventing accidents