Are you planning a vacation in East Yorkshire this year? Be sure to leave your kites at home as the council has passed by-laws which allow officers to fine individuals up to £500 for flying a kite on Bridlington’s North or South beach.
Cutting kiting to reduce accidents in public places
With award winning beaches, Bridlington is a popular UK holiday destination, and the by-law, which was introduced in 2011, has caused outrage. It may be worries surrounding public and travel accident compensation that has put the push behind the decision, yet it is a worry that the by-law will put travellers off visiting this area of East Yorkshire.
While sporting injuries involving kite buggies and sail kites are not unheard of, the Bridlington by-law does not differentiate between a small boy’s plastic kite pastime, and the more professional kiting equipment, suggesting that either party could by liable regardless of the risk they pose to other beach users.
In addition, there have been no reported kite-related injuries from Bridlington beach, further antagonising those who believe that the by-law is an example of extreme health and safety regulation enforcement.
Have you been injured on holiday?
Whether on a day trip or a vacation in the UK, if you have been involved in travel-related accident you may be entitled to compensation.
When using public places and facilities including hotels, restaurants and beaches, the owner has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety during your visit. Should an incident occur that causes you harm or illness, the owner could be liable and you may be able to claim compensation.
Claiming personal injury compensation
Accident Advice helpline has years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims for cases involving accidents at work, on the road, travel, and public places. Their 24/7 helpline offers victims of personal injury the opportunity to speak with a specialist team regarding their case, with no obligation to pursue the claim.
If you wish to continue with your case, Accident Advice Helpline will assign your claim to one of their legal representatives who are experts in handling an array of unique personal injury claims. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
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Date Published: December 11, 2013
Author: David Brown