Arjun, Archie and George's story
Arjun Binning, Archie Couchman and George Ogan, three students at Murray Park School in Derbyshire, set up a committee to raise awareness about safe and healthy mobility in their school and local community. The group were committed to their task, meeting weekly at lunch-times to discuss what they could do, together, to make a positive difference to road safety.
The committee delivered presentations to fellow students at Murray Park and to 251 students at the local junior school, St Peters CE. The three students also wrote to the Prime Minister, and were delighted to receive a response, and took part in media interviews with BBC Radio Derbyshire.
Arjun, Archie and George are still going strong, and plan to go to Westminster to speak with MPs about their cause - although plans are currently put on hold, due to lockdown restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Innocent people are losing their lives because of dangerous driving every day. That’s why we stepped up to raise awareness of road safety, but when we started this project, we never imagined we would get this far. We hope that our work has inspired people in our local community, both the young and the old, to be more aware of road safety and that our efforts will contribute to making roads safer for everyone.Arjun Binning, Archie Couchman and George Ogan
We're grateful for the support of driive and Reflex Vehicle Hire, joint sponsors of Brake's 2020 Vision Zero Leaders Awards.
Alison Moriarty, Fleet Risk Director from driive said: “It’s so fantastic to see hard work and dedication to improving road safety rewarded. All the winners showed outstanding commitment and this led to them achieving their results. DRiiVE is all about making the roads safer for every road user and we are delighted to co-sponsor this event with our friends at Reflex who share our passion.”
Find out more about driive here.
Lisa Spong, Sales Director at Reflex Vehicle Hire, said: “As a safety-centric company, Reflex Vehicle Hire takes on a duty of care to protect a multitude of people. Not only do we feel the need to support our drivers and customers but all other road users too. Our aim is that no one should come to harm whilst driving a Reflex vehicle. This message permeates from the board room right through the business across all teams that carry out unparalleled levels of support. Working alongside Brake for a number of years has been an important part of our journey that allows us to expand on our knowledge and share the vital message of road safety. Shining a spotlight on these businesses and individuals is imperative to congratulate them on their magnificent efforts.”
Find out more about Reflex Vehicle Hire here.