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Picking up the Pieces after an Auto Accident

March 1, 2013

Many people fail to prepare themselves for auto accidents because they simply believe that they’re not likely to be involved in one. Even people who have been injured in car accidents previously think that they won’t experience another simply because they don’t believe that their luck can be that rotten. Unfortunately, insurance statistics show that […]

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British Transport Police officer reprimanded for dangerous driving that resulted in serious injury

October 17, 2012

The Evening Standard reports that a British Transport Police officer has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence after he hit and almost killed an up-and-coming young musician in London. PC David Lynch was handed a suspended sentence by the Southwark Crown Court in addition to a number of other punishments, including his being banned […]

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Road Safety Day focuses on young drivers

August 2, 2012

The European Commission last week dedicated its Fourth European Road Safety Day to young people, recognising that, around the world, road crashes are still the biggest cause of death and disability for the age group. In 2010, 18 to 25 year-olds accounted for 19% of the 31,000 recorded EU road fatalities, despite forming only ten […]

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Preparation helps when driving abroad

July 26, 2012

British drivers who are heading to the continent this summer should prepare properly, or risk joining the growing numbers who have had a road traffic accident while driving abroad. Driving abroad is a stressful experience for many British drivers. According to research from insurer Confused.com, nearly three quarters (73%) of Britons who will drive abroad […]

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Too many kids are dying on Scotland’s roads

July 5, 2012

Seven children were killed on Scotland’s roads last year, according to new figures released by Transport Scotland. This is an increase on 2010, when four children died as a result of road accidents. The figures – provisional statistics of road injury accidents and casualties reported to the police in 2011 – show that five of […]

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