Reduced speed limits to be trialed on UK country roads
A small village is set to trial 20 and 30mph speed limits on country roads which currently allow traffic at 60mph. Read the rest of this post...
Only 16 hotels in the UK are fully accessible for disabled people
Hotels are lacking disabled access with are only 16 in the whole of the UK that are fully accessible, according to campaigners. Disabled guests have been forced to spend the night sleeping in their wheelchairs or unable to go to the toilet due to a lack of a ceiling hoist. Read the rest of this post...
Travelling when disabled: the worry and difficulties faced for each journey
A disabled writer has highlighted the issues she, and the other women featured in her article, face every time they make a journey on public transport when using a wheelchair. Read the rest of this post...
New awareness campaign to improve road safety launched by THINK!
Following from the recent changes in the Highway Code, THINK! has launched a new media campaign to further raise awareness to look out for vulnerable road users. Read the rest of this post...
Former Welsh rugby captain diagnosed with early onset dementia
Ryan Jones, who led Wales to Grand-Slam winning victory, has revealed he has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. The former professional rugby player said he had also received the diagnosis of probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) late last year. Read the rest of this post...
New 20mph speed limits throughout Wales introduced next year
Wales is set to enforce a 20mph speed limit throughout residential areas next year in a bid to encourage reduced car use. Read the rest of this post...
Life sentences for drivers who kill to come into force tomorrow
Dangerous drivers who kill someone and careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs could receive life sentences due to changes in the law. Read the rest of this post...
Concussion stand-down time in rugby to be extended to 12 days
The length of time a top-level rugby player has to stand down from play after suffering a head injury has been extended to 12 days. Read the rest of this post...
What is CTE Brain Injury, and Can You Claim Compensation?
CTE brain injury is known in medical terms as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It is a brain injury that is progressive, meaning it only occurs several years after having repeated head injuries or concussions. It can be difficult to diagnose CTE and is usually only diagnosed after death. Read the rest of this post...