03 November 2014
Authorities scheduling low cost safety improvements alongside routine maintenance have helped reduce fatal and serious crashes by 80% on 15 stretches of UK roads according to this year's Road Safety Foundation report: How Safe are You on Britain's Roads? published today and launched at a briefing in the House of Lords.
The savings in death and serious injury from simple low cost safety improvements dominate the reductions on the 15 most improved roads and are worth a staggering £0.4bn to the economy. The report complements a further publication out today,Making Road Safety Pay, which makes seven key recommendations for the Government to adopt in a bid to achieve zero road deaths.