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Scotland is Home to UK's Most Dangerous Traffic Junction

It was unveiled in what is known as the “league of shame” that Scotland is home to the most dangerous traffic junction in the UK. The study, which analysed data from over 100,000 separate road traffic collisions in Britain during 2017 in which people were either injured or killed, has named a junction in Glasgow’s City Centre to be the most treacherous.

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Scottish Government Set to Tackle Misogyny

Last month, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf announced that Scottish Ministers will meet to discuss how criminal law can be strengthened in order to better tackle misogynistic behaviour.

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Does Wearing a Helmet Impact Personal Injury Claim for Cyclists?

Cycling can be a fun and enjoyable way to exercise while making your daily commute; however, cyclists across the UK are at greater risk of injury from road traffic accidents than drivers.

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Age of Criminal Responsibility to be Raised to 12 in Scotland

A Holyrood committee of MSPs has backed a bill, published in March this year, to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight years old to 12. Scotland's age of criminal responsibility is two years younger than the rest of the UK and Europe.

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New Measures Announced to Tackle Serious Violence in UK

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced a number of new measures aimed at ousting violent crime across England and Wales targeted at stopping young people becoming involved in violent crime. These new measures come after the publication of the Violence Strategy in April, which was a collaboration of partners from various sectors to deliver a multi-agency response to the rise in violent crimes.

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