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    Health and Safety News

    Campaign for traffic-calming measures by activists in Birmingham

    By David Brown on July 12, 2014

    Road safety campaigners are voicing their concerns over Birmingham City Council’s plans for a 20mph speed limit trial. Activists say that traffic-calming measures should be focussed on busy high streets in the city instead of in 90% of the city’s streets like the council proposes. The campaigners have suggested that kerbs, bollards and various other traffic reducing measures should be used to help reduce traffic flow in busier areas as this would help prevent accidents. They have voiced their concern that reducing traffic flow over the majority of other cities has done little to reduce traffic and have suggested this alternative. However, the council have stated that focussing on one area would take up most of the council’s road safety budget and it would be better spent reducing traffic flow all over the city. Activists have countered this by pointing to statistics which show higher incidents of accidents around town centre areas where the council is not planning to cut speed limits. Birmingham City Council has proposed that the ’20 is plenty’ scheme has been effective in other areas of the UK and plan to implement this along with a range of other traffic-calming measures.

    Driver road safety

    Traffic-calming measures can go a long way to making the roads safer but basic road safety among drivers also makes a huge impact. Following road signs and sticking to the speed limit can help to reduce the chances of an accident on the road and can prevent serious injury in the event of an unforeseen accident. There are many potential hazards on the road but the majority of these can be controlled by driving safely and sticking to road safety rules. If you have been out walking on the road and have been the victim of a road traffic accident as a result of someone else’s poor driving, you may be able to make a claim. If you were the driver or a passenger on public transport or in a vehicle, you could also make a claim for negligence if someone else was at fault for an accident or injury.

    Contacting Accident Advice Helpline

    We are a law firm which has been helping victims of road traffic accidents for almost 14 years therefore you will be in safe hands if you make your compensation claim with us. We can help you make a claim where there is evidence of negligence or evidence that someone else was to blame for any accidents on the road and you could win a substantial cash payout. Our no win, no fee** policy means you don’t have to dip into your own pocket to pursue your right to compensation.

    Source: Birmingham Mail 

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    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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