201611.22
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20mph Zones Introduced in the NorthWest

Almost 16 months ago Southport councillors voted through plans to install several 20mph zones. Southport traffic has increased since 2012. Yet public data recently revealed that road traffic accidents have decreased during 2016.  The areas that had new Southport traffic control zones introduced include Ainsdale Village, Fleetwood Road area, Avondale Road, and Heathfield Road. The…

201611.18
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Is the UK the Whiplash Capital of the World?

In the UK, every year thousands suffer from whiplash injuries. Yet the media reports that too many of these injuries culminate in fraudulent claims. This can mean higher premiums for motorists but is it fair to say we’re the ‘Whiplash Capital?’. A recent parliamentary inquiry reopened the debate on the state of the UK’s compensation…

201610.24
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County Council Hosts Preston Remembrance for Victims of Road Accidents

LANCASHIRE County Council announced last week that local people killed in road traffic collisions will be remembered at a special service in November in Preston. The special service forms part of The World Day of Remembrance Service. UK-based charity RoadPeace launched in 1993. Brigitte Chaudhry MBE, organised the first day of remembrance, to support bereaved…

201610.19
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PHC Law’s 12 Winter Warnings

In case you haven’t noticed it’s getting darker outside and the clocks slowly roll back to the Winter Equinox. Be careful out on the roads during December when the merry making begins and Christmas Parties start. Road traffic accidents peak in this period. Here are 12 Things to bear in mind for this Winter time…

201610.12
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Air Pollution Blamed for Traffic Accidents

Air pollution could be to blame for hundreds of traffic accidents, according to researchers. A study conducted by the London Schools of Economics presents evidence that air pollution is responsible for road traffic accidents. Well, MAY be responsible. The evidence is still disputable. Some in the media are sceptical. In a study analysing 5 years’ worth of…

201609.12
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Former Soldier Protects Crash Victim from Road Traffic

Former soldier Darren DeMarco moved an articulated lorry across lanes of the M1 northbound motorway early last Friday. He did it to protect a driver from road traffic, hanging upside down in her overturned vehicle. Mr DeMarco explained that no one stopped to help. Some motorists even complained at him for stopping to help the…