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.