Cynthia Barlow, chair of RoadPeace, was recognised with an OBE for services to road safety in the New Year Honours’ list.
Formed in 1992 by Brigitte Chaudhry following the death of her 26-year-old son, RoadPeace is a national charity for road crash victims. Its members include people who have been bereaved or injured in crashes and others who are concerned about road danger. It is the only member based charity for road crash victims in the UK, and the only one with local groups.
Cynthia Barlow, who lives in Camden, London embarked on a 14-year campaign to improve safety standards of construction lorries and their drivers, following the death of her 26-year-old cyclist daughter Alex McVitty who was killed in 2000 by a construction lorry.
Recently, more than 30 major construction companies signed up to a “Standard for Construction Logistics”, a new safety measure set up by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Ms Barlow’s future plans involve getting small companies to sign up for the new Standard.
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