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Regional newspapers - Drivers urged to 'Back Off'

11 Oct 2017
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Sir,

 

Most motorists will agree that having another car travelling inches from your boot is one of the greatest sources of stress and agitation on the road.

 

More importantly, aggressive driving is dangerous and is the key factor in many needless personal injury claims.

 

The Government is under pressure to crack down on whiplash claims from insurers who pay compensation to the people who are injured. But rather than making life harder for those suffering genuine injuries, surely a more logical way to reduce whiplash claims is to concentrate on reducing the number of collisions in the first place? Even insurers can agree with that.

 

That is why the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) of which I am president, has long campaigned for drivers to ‘Back Off’ from the car in front. We still have work to do to make the Government listen, but in the meantime we urge everyone to keep their distance from the car in front.

 

Brett Dixon

President

APIL

 

Past letters to the press

Regional letter campaign - injury claims are not to blame for rising premiums, 14 May 2018
Regional letter - Health and safety should be celebrated, not watered down, 22 Mar 2018
Re: Many NHS victims should settle for an apology - The Times (5 February), 05 Feb 2018
Re: Bruising is the new whiplash - Daily Telegraph (24 January), 24 Jan 2018
RE: Whiplash and tax hikes blamed as car insurance rises by £100 in 3 years - Daily Mail (24 January), 24 Jan 2018
Re: Getting a grip on gritting could spare us a season of broken bones, 20 Dec 2017
RE: Compo culture - The News (Portsmouth) 14 December, 15 Dec 2017
RE: Telegraph article '£43,000 payout for playground splinter' (27 November), 28 Nov 2017

More past letters to the press

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