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How much do road crashes cost where you live?

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Posted: 15-Sep-2015

The majority of British road deaths are concentrated on just 10% of the British road network, motorways and 'A' roads outside major urban areas. This report measures and maps the differing risk of death and serious injury road users face across this network, sometimes 20 times or more different.

The report tracks which roads have improved, and those with persistent and unacceptable high risks. It highlights roads where authorities have taken effective action. On 15 stretches of roads, low cost action has reduced serious crashes by 80% worth a staggering £0.4bn to the economy.

Research campaign of the year

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Posted: 02-Jul-2015

On Friday 26th June 2015, Ageas won the Research Campaign of the Year award at the Insurance Marketing and PR Awards for the report.

Engineering Safer Roads: Star Rating roads for in-built safety

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Posted: 23-Jun-2015

Since 2002, the Road Safety Foundation have published the British EuroRAP Risk Mapping and Performance Tracking results for British motorways and 'A' roads. The results have prompted the questions:

 

  • What has been done on the 'most improved' road?
  • What is wrong with 'persistently higher risk' roads?
  • What should be done?

This report answers those questions with a focus on safe road design. How can the in-built safety of roads contribute to minimising the likelihood of a crash and, in the event of a crash, protect from death or serious injury?

John Plowman to Chair Older Drivers Task Force

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Posted: 19-Dec-2014

The Road Safety Foundation announced today that John Plowman will chair the Older Drivers Task Force. Responding to the fast growing population of older drivers, the Task Force was proposed by the Foundation in November as a key recommendation in its Making Road Safety Pay report.

Making Road Safety Pay

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Posted: 03-Nov-2014

Making Road Safety Pay makes seven key recommendations which aim to change the national focus on road safety over the next decade.  These will act as a platform for all road safety stakeholders to discuss and develop new practical measures that will set the UK on a track to achieving zero road deaths within the next decade and reduce the cost of road crashes to the economy estimated at 2% of GDP.