Police in Dorset are stepping up their ‘no excuse’ campaign as new figures show that deaths on their roads are still on the rise. In 2013, there were 28 fatalities on Dorset’s roads whereas there were only 24 in 2012 and 19 in 2011. People in the area also say that they want to see a more visible police presence on the roads instead of heavily relying on speed cameras. As a result, Dorset police will be creating a team of dedicated police officers to educate drivers on safety awareness and to focus on issues such as driving under the influence, driving without wearing a seatbelt, speeding and using mobile phones on the road. Dorset spent £5,323,000 on road safety between 2013 and 2014, with £1,564,000 going towards the Driver Awareness Scheme. The scheme built up fees worth £2,533,000 which were put back into road safety campaigns. The new scheme will see officers issue fixed penalty notices, provide educational booklets and information to drivers and give out guidance where necessary to avoid accidents where possible.
Road accident compensation
The ‘no excuse’ campaign and other similar campaigns help raise awareness of road safety and educate road users on its importance. Simple road safety basics such as keeping to the speed limit, avoiding distractions and being more careful in bad weather conditions can help avoid an accident. Road safety education also helps to reduce the risk of serious injury or mortality on the road should there be an accident or collision. However, not everyone is as vigilant on the road as they should be, which means there is still potential to be involved in an accident. If you have a road traffic accident that is someone else’s fault, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you win a compensation payout for your injury.
How to make contact with us
Our team are available to speak to on our freephone line or you can begin our 30-second online test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Where there is evidence someone else was at fault for your road traffic accident, we can help you to pursue compensation to help you with medical costs associated with any injuries sustained. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you will not suffer financially by pursuing your case with us.
Date Published: August 9, 2014
Author: David Brown