22 Jun Is emotional safety less important?
I did 23 mph in a 20 mph zone in Bath recently, I was driving up hill at the time and hasten to add, not near a school. Then, I receive the option of a ‘speed awareness course or 3 points on my licence’!.
What a choice; it cost me £85 (believe it or not, I have never been challenged in 30 years of driving), however, it was thought provoking and raised my awareness; I subsequently drove home like Miss Daisy.
One of the things that struck me during the 4 hours, was the knowledge that in Great Britain, they mentioned that 1571 people died as a result of road traffic accidents in 2016, I do know that in the same year there were 5,668 people who died as a result of suicide.
Ok, maybe not a natural comparison for some, but imagine if we all spent £85 finding out how to support someone that needed help; how to talk to them because they were feeling suicidal and how to reduce our stigma and discrimination and ultimately reducing these figures, is this thought provoking?