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We are proud to have been supporting Brake’s Road Safety Week this week. This is the biggest road safety event of the year and involves communities, organisations and schools the length and breadth of the country. The aim is to encourage grass roots action on road safety and raise awareness about what we can each do to make our roads safer.
The biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us once again. On Friday retailers across the country will offer large discounts across their stock in an effort to kick start the Christmas spending. Sales on Friday are expected to amount to over £1.39bn across the UK. Last year things got ugly in many stores across the UK as customers scuffled to get the best bargains. Police were called and people were injured. Some retailers have decided not to partake this year but for those who do we urge them to be prepared.
Every day five people die on UK roads, and 62 more are seriously injured – and each death and serious injury causes needless devastation, trauma and suffering, which Brake witnesses alongside companies like Thompsons Solicitors, in the work we do to support the victims of road crashes.
Road traffic accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury in Scotland. Much more needs to be done to raise awareness of this fact and, as a consequence, prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place.As such, it can only help that former professional footballer Chris Tucker has stepped forward to share his experience of suffering brain injury in a 2012 car accident which occurred on the A96 in Moray.
Prosecutions for serious accidents at work in Scotland have almost doubled in just 12 months, according to newly released statistics from the Crown Office.According to the figures, there were 72 accident at work cases prosecuted in the courts, with 97% of these resulting in a conviction.
Winter is coming… and it is expected to be the most savage winter in more than 50 years. Meteorologists are warning that we could face months of heavy snowfall and icy arctic winds for several months starting as early as the end of the month. The crisis is sparked by the plummeting temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean which are the root cause.
Figures newly released by Transport Scotland show that more than two hundred people were killed in car accidents in Scotland in 2014, a 16 percent increase on the number killed in 2013.Worryingly, the same figures show that there was also an increase in the numbers of serious personal injuries caused by car accidents in Scotland during the year, with the figure for this type of casualty rising by two per cent to 1,699.
At the heart of the matter there is a role, and a constitutional requirement, for a legislature to act as a check and balance on the power of the executive.Throughout the debate in the 1990s, and the various strands involved in the constitutional convention there was great hope, in the creation of the Scottish Parliament, of a “new politics” and a “modern parliament”.