National Road Victim Month

For many of us, there are no words that can adequately describe the desolation felt when we lose a loved one, and it’s perhaps even more difficult when that special someone dies suddenly and without warning. Every year, thousands of people are killed in tragic circumstances on our roads, and for those who are left [...]

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Sometimes Having Big Brother Watching Over You Can Be a Good Thing

No one wants their comings and goings monitored by agencies who collect data on our behaviour to do with as they will. However, sometimes this kind of data gathering can be to our advantage. Take, for example, telematics being used by car insurers. The idea has been around for a couple of years now, and [...]

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Not Keeping an Accident Report Book Means You’re Gambling with Your Safety

Health and safety at work is a serious issue. It seems pointless that you are supposed to put every cut and graze, slip or scald into the accident report book, especially when so many people don’t. However, failing to report an accident is a serious matter. If you don’t report all accidents, how do you [...]

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How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, an observance initially started by the American Kennel Club (AKC)in order to promote safe and responsible ownership of dogs across the world. The latter is not only for the sake of dogs but also the wellbeing of the general public. An improperly trained or handled pet can potentially harm [...]

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Is Whiplash Clampdown Justified When Britain’s Roads Are Making Accidents More Likely?

Following widespread attempts to cut down on allegedly excessive whiplash claims in recent months, the government were criticised this week after a report made by the Transport Select Committee. Last year saw the first increase in the number of road deaths in almost a decade (since 2003): 1,901 people, 51 more than the previous year. [...]

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