Awards recognising the contributions of parliamentarians in tackling road casualties and achieving justice and support for crash victims were presented by the charity Brake at its annual reception at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday (January 11).
Karl Turner, MP for Hull East, received the National Campaigner Award for his successful campaign for justice for families who experience the devastation of a serious injury at the hands of a dangerous driver.
Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, received the Community Campaigner Award for his campaign for safety improvements on the A614, a road plagued with devastating casualties.
The Awards were presented by Julie Townsend, Brake’s deputy chief executive, and Paul Geddes, chief executive of Direct Line, which sponsored the awards and reception.
Julie Townsend, Brake’s deputy chief executive, said: “In 2011, these parliamentarians worked incredibly hard to achieve positive outcomes for their constituents and communities across the UK.
“Both have championed the cause of road safety and seen major breakthroughs as a result, contributing to improved safety on our roads and helping to reduce the terrible trauma suffered by crash victims.
“Moving into 2012, efforts like these are ever more important, if we are to tackle the resurgent death and injury toll on our roads. Brake commends both MPs for their valiant work which has, and will continue to, make a real difference to people’s lives.”