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Recent Case Highlights the Dangers of Distracted Driving

The risks to road users caused by distracted driving have been tragically highlighted in a recent case reported in the media. In this case, a lorry driver has received a prison sentence for killing a woman and three children when he crashed into their car because he was looking at his mobile phone.

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Measures to Improve the Safety of Maternity Care

The UK Government has recently published details of new measures to improve the safety of maternity care in the NHS in England, which include maternity safety funding and publishing maternity ratings.


NHS trusts will be given resources to improve their approach to maternity safety, including an £8 million fund for maternity safety training, with at least £40,000 available to each NHS trust in England. In addition, the new measures will make sure lessons are learned from mistakes and shared openly and transparently across the NHS.

Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme

The Government has also announced its intention to consult on a new rapid resolution and redress (RRR) scheme, which it says could investigate and learn lessons from more than 500 incidents a year. In cases where harm was avoidable, families would be offered access to financial support without having to go through a formal legal process.

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Many Young Drivers Consider Themselves Unsafe on the Roads

As many as 40% of young drivers consider themselves to be unsafe on the road, new research by Continental Tyres has found.

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Campaign to Reduce European Road Deaths

A number of UK safety organisations have given their backing to a European-wide campaign that aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Europe’s roads.

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Report Recommends Changes to Fatal Accident Inquiries

A thematic report on Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs) has been published by the Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland.

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