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Save the date - British EuroRAP Results 2017

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Posted: 12-Jun-2017

The launch of the Road Safety Foundation's annual EuroRAP Risk Mapping and Performance Tracking results for the British motorway and 'A' road network, sponsored by leading insurer, Ageas will take place on Tuesday 21 November from 0830hrs at a breakfast launch in the Cholmondeley Room/Terrace of the House of Lords.  Places are free but limited.  Please register your interest by emailing Brenda.king@roadsafetyfoundation.org

John Dawson steps down from international role

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Posted: 18-Jan-2017

John Dawson is standing aside from his role as Chairman of iRAP as Gary Liddle takes over as its new Chairman.

John has steered the charity from the beginning. With over 1.2 million people killed every year on the world's roads, iRAP was established as a new global institution to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

Government to fund upgrading of England’s 50 most risky roads

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Posted: 30-Nov-2016

The government is to invest £175m in England's 50 most risky 'A' roads that were identified by the Road Safety Foundation in its latest report Making Road Travel as Safe as Rail and Air.

The new Department for Transport funding package follows the  Chancellor's autumn statement and the publication of the 2016 British EuroRAP results which identified Britain's unacceptably high risk roads.

Funding package for GB’s most dangerous road announced at results launch

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Posted: 17-Nov-2016

Britain's most persistent high risk Á' road is set for an upgrade with help from a £1 million cash boost announced by the Government on 14 November.

Under Secretary of State for Transport Andrew Jones MP said that he hoped the targeted funding for West Sussex County Council would be used in part to improve the A285 between Petworth and Chichester.  The steeply winding road which climbs the South Downs experienced 23 fatal and serious injury crashes between 2012-14 with motorcyclists involved in 39% of accidents.  Run offs accounted for 48% of accident types.

MAKING ROAD TRAVEL AS SAFE AS RAIL AND AIR

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Posted: 10-Nov-2016

We no longer need accept road deaths. The annual death toll can be driven towards zero. Travel on our road system can be made as safe as on rail and air within a generation.

The key is to eliminate known high risks systematically. This report provides evidence on the risks that road users face across the targetable 10% of British roads where half of all deaths take place - our motorways and 'A' roads outside major cities. The risks are mapped across thousands of stretches of road totalling more than 25,000 miles.

All the persistent high risk roads identified have rates of death and serious injury that are unacceptable. Investing to eliminate busy high risk road will bring strong economic returns. This investment is a critical step towards enabling road travel to become as safe as rail and air.