If you have some time today, take a one-minute break to have a look at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer's YouTube animated cartoon on tailgating, available here:
A Lesson in Social Graces is part of APIL's #backoff campaign to reduce whiplash injuries by educating motorists about the dangers of tailgating. It reflects one of the association's key objectives of working to prevent needless injury and sits alongside their other campaign activities related to this issue: lobbying to prevent an increase in the small claims court limit in England and Wales; providing written and oral evidence about whiplash claims to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee; and producing a booklet dispelling popular myths on the issue - The Whiplash Report 2012.
As a member of APIL, I fully support the organisation's drive to raise awareness of tailgating in order to drive down road traffic accidents. APIL has also launched a Facebook 'Back Off' campaign on the issue, you can join it here: APIL 'Back OFF' campaign
By Kate Sweeney, Partner and head of personal injury department