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15 more people killed on Scotland's roads in 2018

Despite a 10 per cent drop in the total number of crashes where people were injured or killed, there was a rise in the number of deaths in road accidents across Scotland; from 145 in 2017 to 160 in 2018, according to recent statistics.

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Retail company fined £450,000 for young girls' injury that was "foreseeable and avoidable"

A London-based company has been fined nearly half a million pounds after admitting a health and safety offence when a falling barrier struck a young girl at Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow.

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Scotland introduces bill to reform personal injury discount

Scotland has introduced new legislation with the aim to create a simpler way of setting the rate of personal injury discount rates.

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Accident Spike Blamed on Pokémon Go

Every day, new stories are appearing in the media about accidents caused by people who are not paying attention as a result of playing the latest game craze, Pokémon Go. These stories are  sparking speculation that the phenomenon might result in a corresponding rise in personal injury claims.

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Road Traffic Accidents: Glasgow Follows Edinburgh in Introduction of 20mph Zones

New 20mph zones have been introduced in Glasgow as the city follows Edinburgh’s lead in attempting to reduce the number of road traffic accidents and injuries to vulnerable road users.

Edinburgh announced that a speed limit would be put in place in some areas of the city centre in March 2015 and Glasgow has now introduced a similar speed policy in a number of “high-risk” areas.

The Glasgow 20mph area covers a number of danger areas for vulnerable road users covering much of the South bank of the Clyde. While the new speed limit will not be enforced by speed cameras, police will be monitoring the areas to make sure that the new limits are adhered to, with new warnings also in place for drivers. The decision to implement a new speed limit was approved following a six-week public consultation, with 69% of the respondents being in favour of introducing a significantly reduced speed limit.

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