road accidents

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 15:26

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How a decline in drink-driving becomes an increase

A press release from the Association of Chief Police Officers attracted a lot of attention this morning.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 15:33

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Did advertising really cut road casualties?

Entries have just closed for the 2011 annual awards given by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising for effective ad campaigns.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 16:44

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Demography denied: a ruling against science

The decision by the European Court on Human Rights that insurers cannot offer differential premiums to men and women is anti-science.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 06/12/2010 - 17:36

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Darkness at Noon

An excellent analysis of the benefits of shifting the clocks forward by an

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 13/08/2010 - 09:22

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False claims on London road casualties

A letter in today’s Times, from Douglas L Stewart of Aberdeen, claims that the removal of guard railings from roads in London caused pedestrian casualties in London to “escal

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 10:30

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Cameras off, accidents up?

In today’s Times, David Aaronovitch (p 19) concludes that the demise of speed cameras will increase road casualties – a reasonable conclusion given academic evidence that, ev

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 29/12/2009 - 11:54

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Speeding to false conclusions

Swindon is celebrating a year without speed cameras by announcing a drop in fatal accidents, but don’t get over-excited.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 05/11/2009 - 10:00

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Road casualty statistics: up a cul-de-sac

How many people are seriously injured on Britain’s roads every year? It sounds a simple question, but it certainly doesn’t have a simple answer.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 02/10/2009 - 15:54

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Getting lippy behind the wheel

Women making up as they drive cause 450,000 accidents a year, according to today's Daily Express.

Helen Joyce :: Thu, 30/07/2009 - 09:01

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Why road casualties don't add up

This week the Statistics Authority published a critical assessment of road casualty statistics.