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    While motorcyclists make up just 1% of all road traffic they make up 19 % of all deaths on the road. Motorcyclists are around 35 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the occupants of a car (per mile ridden). In 2012 5000 motorbike riders were seriously injured while there were 328 fatalities in the UK. There are many reasons for the high number of deaths, and both motorcyclists and drivers can help to improve these dire statistics by following road safety guidelines: Advice f...

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    The seatbelt was invented in the late 50’s and has been a compulsory piece of equipment in cars since 1965, but wearing one hasn’t always been. Up until 1983 we weren’t required by law to wear a seatbelt – even in the front seat of a car – a fact which seems incredible to us today. And full legislation about wearing a seatbelt in the back of a car didn’t come in until 1991. As soon as the 1983 laws came in over 90% of people started to wear them, compared with 37% beforehand, a statistic whic...

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    Every year well over a hundred children die and nearly 5000 are seriously injured while they are walking or cycling on roads in the UK. Sadly the figures are almost double when it comes to children who die in car crashes (childalert.co.uk). Pedestrian child casualties tend to peak at around the age of 12 and cyclist injuries at 14. Boys are more at risk than girls and 20% of all injuries happen on the way to and from school. Given these statistics it’s essential that children need to know ...

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    Accidents due to drink driving have decreased significantly since the late seventies – something that’s been put down to stricter legislation and a shift in attitude. It’s definitely not a case of ‘one for the road’ anymore. Even so in 2012, according to Drinkaware.co.uk, 1200 people were seriously injured due to drink driving and 280 killed. Today we should see any death or serious injury caused by a driver who’s over the legal limit as entirely avoidable. Know your limits In the UK it...

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    Thousands of children are killed every month on local roads around British schools, according to recent insurance industry figures. Insurance company AXA has now complied an online index for parents to help them to understand the risks associated with the roads close to their local schools. It will show how many vehicle collisions there are, including those involving children, happening within 500m of the school gate. It is hoped that not only will this data help parents become more informed,...

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