Road traffic accidents: recent research shows RTAs cause one in ten male deaths
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Statistics from the department of health show that 9.2% of all male deaths are as a result of road traffic accidents. The figure is much lower for women, at 2.8%.
Recent research has also shown that 70% of drivers regularly break the speed limit.
The research, undertaken by Mori in the last 12 months, suggests that up to 74% of drivers in built up areas are likely to break the speed limit.
Jonathan Betts, Partner and personal injury solicitor at leading health law specialists Alexander Harris Solicitors said:
"In the last twelve months I have noticed a significant increase in claims relating to road traffic accidents. In particular, claims involving motorcyclists who have been knocked off their bikes, and pedestrians who have been knocked down and injured by speeding drivers.
Unfortunately many of my cases include fatal injuries including amputations, brain and spinal injuries and crushing injuries. Hopefully the research conducted by Mori will help reduce the risk of fatal accidents on the roads."
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