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Road safety – would extending Daylight Saving by one hour avoid accidents and save lives?

Over the past years, proposals to extend Daylight Saving by one hour for the entire year has been met with fierce opposition.  In particular, it is opposed by farmers, outdoor workers and many residents of Northern Ireland and Scotland as in the winter months, the sun would not rise much before 10am.  In addition, some […]

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Hampshire Road named second most dangerous

A Hampshire road has been named the second most dangerous in the country. A four mile stretch of the A36 in Totton has been named the second most dangerous road for motorists by the Road Safety Foundation (RSF). Hampshire as a whole was also named at the top of the list for the cost of […]

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Dog attack on twins outside school

The last thing a parent expects to face is a dog attack on their child outside of school. But the parents of three year old twins experienced just that when a dog, who had escaped from a nearby property, attacked the twins outside Red Hall Primary School in Darlington. The girls’ father described the ‘surreal’ […]

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Safer lorry scheme in London to address cyclist deaths

Seven out of eight cyclist deaths in the capital this year have involved Heavy Goods Vehicles.  This is an appalling statistic and as a consequence, London has introduced a ban on ‘unsafe lorries’ to protect cyclists from being killed or suffering serious injuries in accidents involving Heavy Goods Vehicles. Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) must now […]

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Accident at work leaves man with life changing injuries

Hampshire based firm, Tunnel Tech Limited, has been fined after a man was left with life changing injuries following an accident at work. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how the man was injured whilst dismantling polytunnel structures and the bulkhead fell on him. The man suffered life changing injuries as a result of the accident at […]

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A warning for all car drivers – apportioning blame between car driver and child pedestrian

A recent Supreme Court decision has provided useful clarification on how courts apportion blame in road traffic accident where a child pedestrian is knocked down by a car. A child stepped out from behind a school minibus into the path of an oncoming car. She was knocked over and sustained severe injuries. At Trial, the […]

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Accident that was not my fault

Accidents can occur at any time, in any place, to anyone and the effects can be devastating. If you have had an injury that was not your fault, then you might want to ensure that the responsible party is held to account and pays the appropriate compensation. Unfortunately, some organisations may deny causing the accident […]

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