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Decision to Refuse Sanction for Counsel in Low Value Personal Injury Case Overturned by Sheriff Appeal Court

The Sheriff Appeal Court has overturned a decision to refuse sanction for the employment of counsel in a low value personal injury case.

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Investment Needed to Improve Road Safety

An investment of around £200 million is urgently needed to tackle high risk sections of ‘A’ roads across the UK and reduce the number of people killed and injured on the roads.

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Road Safety Charity Welcomes Tougher Sentences for Dangerous Drivers

Long-awaited plans to increase maximum sentences for drivers who cause death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone have been announced by the Ministry of Justice.

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Figures Reveal Rise in Scottish Road Fatalities

Transport Scotland has published the final road casualty figures for 2016, which confirm that 191 people lost their lives in Scotland during that year, a rise of 14% compared to the previous year.

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Cycling Safety Comes Under the Spotlight

The UK Government has launched a review into cycle safety following a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.

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Improving Motorway Safety for Learner Drivers

The UK Government has announced that learner drivers will soon be able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car.
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Road Fatality Numbers Increased in 2016

Transport Scotland has recently published figures giving an insight into the number of deaths and injuries that occurred on Scotland’s roads during 2016.

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Mobile phones are a Fatal Distraction

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has described using a hand-held mobile phone while in control of a vehicle as a fatal distraction.

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Calls for Action Following Rise in Road Casualties

The most recent road casualty figures from the Department for Transport have revealed a rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured, which has prompted road safety charity Brake to call for more preventative action by Government.

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Road Safety Charity Welcomes Police Crackdown

Road safety charity Brake has welcomed a recent police campaign targeting illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel.

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Reducing Drink-Related Road Traffic Accidents this Christmas

The issue of drink driving is very much under the spotlight at this time of year, with the police, Government and various road safety organisations all launching their festive anti-drink driving campaigns in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries and deaths occurring on the roads.

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Statistics Reveal Fall in Road Accident Casualties

The latest statistics from Transport Scotland have confirmed that one hundred and sixty-eight people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2015, which is a reduction of 17% compared to 2014.

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Ruling on Appropriate Legal System to Assess Damages

The Supreme Court has recently been called upon to decide which country’s laws should be followed when determining the appropriate level of compensation to be awarded where a British citizen is injured in an accident abroad.

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Study Finds Mobile Phone Usage When Driving Still Common

A study has found that mobile phone usage when driving is still exceptionally common after almost two-thirds of drivers admitted to seeing at least one driver per hour use their phone behind the wheel illegally.
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Calls for More Action to Hit Road Safety Goals

The UK Government is due to release detailed road casualty figures for 2014. According to the RAC Foundation, these are expected to show that last year in Great Britain 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before).  A further 22,807 were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase).

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Drink Driving Still a Major Cause of Road Casualties

Britain is still failing to adequately tackle its drink driving problem, leading to too many deaths and serious injuries on the roads, road safety charity Brake has warned.

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Government Challenged to Work towards Zero Road Deaths

Road safety charity Brake has recently set out its vision for a future free of the needless trauma of road death and injury.

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Calls for Decisive Action as Scottish Road Deaths Rise

Brake, the road safety charity, has called upon the Scottish Government to take steps to reverse an increase in the number of deaths on Scotland’s roads.

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Road Safety across the UK

There is a dramatic difference in the progress made in cutting death and injury on the roads across the UK over the past five years. While the general trend has been downwards this has masked big national and regional variations, the RAC Foundation has claimed.

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Too Many Passengers Die in Teen Driver Crashes

Recent analysis by the RAC Foundation has revealed that in 2013, as many as 234 teenage car passengers were killed or seriously injured when the young driver (17-19) they were travelling with was involved in a crash. This is more than four each week.

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