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SafetyWatch campaigns

APIL’s SafetyWatch campaign is part of our fight to prevent people from needless injury. Our members work at the sharp end of personal injury law. They know what products and services are unsafe and we tell you, to help you to protect yourself. We shed light on the industries which are unregulated, from hairdressers to laser eye surgeons, and let you know what to look out for and what you should avoid in order to stay safe.

tailgating accident


Every motorist at some point will get the feeling that the driver behind is trying to climb into their boot.

Not only can tailgating intimidate the driver in front, but it can also lead to crashes which could be avoided. Tailgating achieves nothing but an increase in the potential for painful injuries for the innocent driver in front, and a higher insurance premium for the offender. It should be as socially unacceptable as driving without a seatbelt.

Driving too close to the car in front is a dangerous habit, and with an average 77 cars on each kilometre of the UK’s roads (79 per cent more than the EU average) our roads are busy enough already. There’s no need to get even cosier.

So maybe we should all back off. You really won’t get anywhere any quicker anyway.

Watch our animated film A Lesson in Social Graces on YouTube.

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SafetyWatch press releases

Call for landlords to install carbon monoxide alarms13 Nov 2013