How safe are Britain’s main roads? British EuroRAP 2006 Results

26 May 2006

Five years of tracking the safety performance of Britain's main roads shows that they are getting safer - but there is no room for complacency. Eight per cent of the main road network is rated as posing a high or medium-high risk to road-users. Fifty deaths and 300 serious injuries a year would be prevented if the number of crashes on the black and red routes were halved. This represents a saving of more than £300m to the British economy and society as a whole each year and £10m annually to health service budgets.