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Making older drivers safer for longer

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Posted: 04-Jul-2016

Leading road safety experts have recommended raising the mandatory fitness to drive self-declaration for licence renewal from 70 to 75 years old - if proof of an eye sight test is made compulsory.


The recommendations are made by the Older Drivers Task Force in Supporting Safe Driving into Old Age, a report setting out a national older driver strategy. The Task Force, which was welcomed by Government, was managed by the Road Safety Foundation and supported by Ageas, the third largest motor insurer in the UK and a leading insurer of older drivers.

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.