Dec 012011

From the Daily Mail


A commentary article on October 11 picked up a Sunday newspaper report which said that there are 99,000 people suffering from ADHD-related conditions and that more than 3,000 families have received cars as a result through the Motability scheme. We are happy to clarify that these figures include behavioural disorders as well as ADHD and that of the 3,200 families eligible for cars, only 30 per cent have taken up the offer.

 [This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site. It’s worth noting that the Mail have already published a correction for a different article making a very similar error at around the same time]

Smoking in Cars

A recent article about the proposed ban on smoking in cars correctly quoted a British Medical Association briefing paper which said that the toxin levels in a closed vehicle are 23 times higher than those in a smoky bar. The BMA have since corrected their figure to 11 times.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail site]