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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

Glasgow bin lorry tragedy , 28 Nov 2018
Regional letter campaign - Cycling consultation and Road Safety Week, 19 Nov 2018
RE: NHS bill for compensation reaches £100m in 24 hours - The Times (15 October), 15 Oct 2018
Regional letter campaign - cold calls for personal injury must be banned, 25 Sep 2018
RE: Letter to the editor - What a nuisance - Daily Mail (29 August), 29 Aug 2018
RE: Good sense at a premium as insurance profits soar -Yorkshire Post (25 August), 28 Aug 2018
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

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