Alarm bells from fire safety suppliers

‘Clients willing to compromise on safety aspects to save costs’ he lack of a level playing field among fire protection system suppliers and the absence of a central regulatory authority could cost the country dear, some industry operators fear. Moreover, the situation was leading to some clients willing to compromise on certain safety aspects to […]

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Mobile phones cause one in four traffic injuries

Campaign launched to stop drivers using phone at the wheel As many as one in four road traffic injuries are due to drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, health minister Chris Fearne said today while announcing a new awareness campaign. The 89.7 Bay ‘Put it Away’ campaign will target drivers with video and radio […]

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Malta crashes to bottom of EU road death table

Fatalities doubled in 2016 – the highest increase in Europe Malta registered the largest increase in road deaths in 2016, with fatalities doubling over the previous year, according to a new European report. The island was also one of the only two countries to register a higher number of road deaths when compared to 2010, […]

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Distribution of free breathalyser kits can give wrong impression

Good intentions may be defeated Distributing breathalyser kits freely could risk giving the wrong impression that excessive drinking is condoned, insurance association head, Adrian Galea, has warned. The director general of the Malta Insurance Association was commenting to this newspaper after Social Policy Minister Michael Falzon announced on Monday that about 3,000 self-administered kits would […]

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