New Driver Contract
It is a well-known fact that teenage drivers are statistically more likely to be in an automobile accident than any other demographic. Consider a couple of recent statistics: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In 2010, an average of seven teens aged 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers aged 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.Figures Show Cyclists and Pedestrians Increasingly At Risk in Scotland
While Scotland’s roads are generally becoming safer, the number of road traffic accident claims involving vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists is increasing. Transport Scotland’s latest road casualty figures showed that in 2012, there were a total of 174 fatal road accidents in the country – a 6% decline from 2011’s figures and 43% lower than figures from a decade ago.Trauma of Spinal Cord Injury
Few injuries are as life altering as a spinal cord injury. At the least just hearing the diagnosis brings fear and strong emotions even if the injury is not severe; at the worst it can result in complete paralysis and even death. The range in severity of spinal cord injuries is extreme. What, then, constitutes a spinal cord injury?What To Do After An Auto/Car Accident?
If you have been in a car accident and suffered either physical injuries or damage to your vehicle follow the following steps. But before that go through following steps of precaution: Immediately Call 911 for help and report the accident. File an accident report with the police, sheriff, highway patrol or a local agency.Should Young Drivers Face Night-Time Driving Curfews?
With a new government Green Paper looking into ways to improve road safety among young drivers and reduce the number of road traffic accident claims, some organisations have called for a night time curfew for inexperienced road users. The Association of British Insurers, for instance, has said that if learning periods had to be a minimum of one year, and if young drivers faced restrictions on the number of young passengers they could carry, a zero-blood alcohol limit and night-time driving restrictions (with some exemptions), young people’s insurance premiums could be reduced by between 15% and 20%. However, while personal injury solicitors agree that making the roads safe for other road users is an important goal, curfews are a controversial approach, and better training standards, improved education and a higher number of road safety messages could be a more effective approach