Universal Transport and Spedition Kübler donate to Kinder-Unfallhilfe
Summertime brings cycling to the forefront and recognizing the importance of promoting safety for young cyclists, the heavy haulage specialists Universal Transport (Paderborn) and Spedition Kübler (Schwäbisch Hall) are actively supporting the “Children’s Accident Aid Campaign” with a unique initiative. In a collaborative effort, the two companies have jointly contributed a donation of 1,500 euros to enhance protection for young cyclists. As part of a joint project, both companies had agreed to donate a portion of the money earned to a charitable cause.
The “Aktion Kinder-Unfallhilfe” association is an initiative within the road transport industry dedicated to aiding young accident victims and advancing various road safety projects. One of its notable initiatives is the creation of its own bicycle helmet, available in three sizes (48-54, 54-58, and 58-61 cm head circumference). The objective of sensibly distributing this high-quality helmet is to contribute to an increased rate of helmet usage.
The association focuses its efforts on the youngest road users and is funded entirely by donations. Holger Dechant, Managing Director of Universal Transport, underscores the company’s commitment, stating, “This donation aims to contribute to making road traffic safer for our children. Through our dedication, we, as a specialized transport company, also want to emphasize that there is at least one more victim in accidents – our drivers, for whom safety on the road will be enhanced.”
Heinz Rößler, owner of Spedition Kübler, emphasizes the significance of prevention efforts, noting, “Children and young people are far too often the victims. Since there is a human fate behind every accident, prevention must start here to somewhat reduce these figures.” Statistics indicate that a child is involved in a road traffic accident every 15 minutes, whether as a pedestrian, a passenger in a car, or a cyclist.
The donation will be utilized to acquire cycle helmets featuring a red knight on both sides, symbolizing a prevention award presented every two years by the campaign to recognize exemplary initiatives for accident prevention among children and young people. The awarded initiatives cover a range of areas, from road safety education projects to concepts for school route safety and addressing accident-prone areas in communities.
The association expressed gratitude for the donation, with Chairman Adalbert Wandt stating: “For decades, the private transport and logistics industry has demonstrated responsibility through Kinder-Unfallhilfe.”