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accident rates

accidents are common in sport, particularly in contact sports, and result in a significant workload for hospital A&E departments. Currently there are 20 million sports injuries in the UK each year, 50% of them football related, at an estimated cost in treatment and lost productivity of £1 billion.
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With "zero fatal accidents" as its safety target, the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) has spared no effort in keeping the accident rate in works sites down, the Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing), Mr Stanley Ying, said today (July 6).
He said that his campaign is one of several strategic campaigns aimed at controlling the accident rates and reducing deaths and injuries from run-over accidents.
However the Welsh Government has revealed that the higher accident rates only applied to three of the six junctions, and for the years 2006-2008.
Also up, by 6%, was the South West but there were reductions in the North West, South East, and West Midlands, cancelling out small increases in Yorkshire and Humber, East of England and London, giving an overall reduction of 2% in accident rates for England.
A survey among teenagers that have taken the driver training course has revealed that their accident rate is markedly reduced when compared to the overall rate of newly qualified drivers in the UK.
A survey among teenagers who have taken the course by Young Driver Training Ltd - the company behind SEAT Young Driver - has revealed that their accident rate is markedly reduced when compared to the overall rate of newly qualified drivers in the UK.
Many previous studies of cellphone bans have looked at accident rates over a few months, but not years, as did the current study.
Globally, accident rates in the period saw Asia-Pacific at 0.
Wang, Quddus and Ison (2009) studied roadways based on congestion and reported that beside traffic volume, segment length, number or lanes, curvature and gradient also influence the accident rates.
Accident rates have improved in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and Africa while the safety rate in North America remained flat.
Summary: Allowing hard-shoulder running, where drivers can use the hard shoulder of motorways during peak times, has cut accident rates.

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