International conventions and statutory provisions made in the interests of public safety regulate the carriage of dangerous goods by road or rail1, sea2 and air3. Provision is also made in connection with the possession of dangerous substances in ports, docks and harbours4, and airports and aerodromes5. Particular safeguards are in place regarding the handling and transport of radioactive material6.
Where a breach of these provisions results in injury or damage to persons or property, the question whether the injured party can maintain a claim for damages for breach of statutory duty will depend upon whether, on its true construction, the
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