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More Than 2000 Road Traffic Offences During Road Safety Week

Posted in: Road Traffic Accidents 

Police Scotland have revealed that there were more than 2000 serious breaches of road traffic safety despite efforts to reduce poor practices during Road Safety Week.

During Brake’s Road Safety Week 2000 offences were detected with more than half of all offences involving speeding. In total officers detected more than 940 speeding offences with speed cameras detecting a further 700 across the country.

Despite the numerous efforts in the last few years to reduce the number of mobile phone offences with in-car calls and hand-free sets, there were still a significant number of mobile phone offences. In total, more than 140 motorists were detected for mobile phone offences, with 121 being charged for breaching the law over seatbelt legislation. Worryingly, the figures came despite Police Scotland warning that there would be more police monitoring road users.

Superintendent Fraser Candlish, Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, stated that the police were disappointed in the findings and warned that with dangerous conditions expected in December, more accidents could occur. He said:

“I am disappointed that so many drivers chose to ignore these warnings and were prepared to risk themselves and other road users, with the result that hundreds of drivers now face a range of sanctions from receiving corrective advice, to the issue of fixed penalties or being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Several of these drivers, particularly those detected for Dangerous Driving, are more than likely to be appearing in court facing penalties which could very well see them banned from the road, with the consequence of, in some cases, losing their livelihood and possibly their liberty.

Road Traffic Accidents: Making a Personal Injury Claim

Alarmingly, the figures from Police Scotland showed that the most common offence on the roads was speeding, which can lead to some of the most serious incidents on the road.

If you are involved in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Road traffic accidents can cause serious damage due to the nature of the accidents, often at high speeds. Suffering a road traffic accident could result in a serious head injury, broken or loss of limbs, brain damage, severe lacerations or even death. If you are involved in a road traffic accident, our team of solicitors will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. However, our team will require some evidence to support your claim.

Evidence Required to make a Personal Injury Claim

To make a personal injury claim, it is imperative to have as much evidence as possible to build the strongest possible case. Our team of solicitors will require basic evidence about the incident such as where, when and how the accident occurred. We will also require further details about your injury such as the full extent of your injury, the rehabilitation time and any medical reports to back up your claim.

It is possible to claim for more than just your injuries as you can make a claim for any damage to property, medical costs and loss of income if you were unable to work as a result of your injuries.

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