Commissioned by the Motor Insurers Bureau, this project is being led by Dr Matt Hopkins and Dr Wendy Fitzgibbon. Its aim is to explore the immediate short-term and longer term physical, financial and emotional impacts of hit-and-run on victims and their families. A number of methods are being utilised in the project, including:
- A national online survey of victims
- In-depth interviews with victims using a photo voice methodology
- In-depth interviews with ‘stakeholders’ such as police, road safety charities and victim support groups
As part of the project outputs a short film entitled ‘Voices of the Victims’ will be produced that will feature victims' accounts of their experiences. The project will conclude in December 2018 with a national conference. At that conference we will be screening the project film publicly for the first time and also holding a photo voice exhibition of victims work. Overall, the work will not only identify the impact of hit-and-run driving on victims, it will also identify weaknesses in current support for victims and help to develop future approaches.
Find out more information about this hit-and-run research.