Road safety campaigner dedicates her MBE to her son, eight

Road safety campaigner dedicates her MBE to her son, eight, who was killed when a lorry hit his grandfather’s car on a smart motorway

  • Meera Naran, 37, dedicated MBE to son, 8, who was killed on smart motorway
  • Launched crusade after Dev died when lorry struck grandfather’s car in 2018
  • She played key role in development of 18-point safety plan for smart motorways 

A road safety campaigner has dedicated her MBE to her eight-year-old son who was killed on a smart motorway.

Meera Naran, 37, played a key role in the development of the Government’s £500million 18-point safety plan for smart motorways.

She also helped update the Highway Code around motorway driving and successfully campaigned for the Government’s road education drive.

Mrs Naran, from Leicester, launched her crusade after her son, Dev, died when a lorry struck his grandfather’s car on the M6 in May 2018.

Meera Naran, 37, played a key role in the development of the Government’s £500million 18-point safety plan for smart motorways after her son, Dev, eight, died when a lorry struck his grandfather's car on the M6 in May 2018

Meera Naran, 37, played a key role in the development of the Government’s £500million 18-point safety plan for smart motorways after her son, Dev, eight, died when a lorry struck his grandfather's car on the M6 in May 2018

Meera Naran, 37, played a key role in the development of the Government’s £500million 18-point safety plan for smart motorways after her son, Dev, eight, died when a lorry struck his grandfather’s car on the M6 in May 2018

‘I’m accepting this in the memory of my son, Dev, and for me it’s about continuing to focus on my campaign, which is safer drivers on safer roads,’ she said.

‘I’ve chosen to use my grief to change it into something positive and save the lives of others. It’s my purpose and it keeps me going.’

Her honour comes amid concern over smart motorways following several fatal accidents. 

References

  1. ^ Daily Mail Reporter (www.dailymail.co.uk)