Monthly Archives: January 2006


Save most lives by making roads themselves safer


Posted: 24-Jan-2006

An urgent shift in road safety emphasis is needed to make the biggest cuts in the annual toll of 50,000 deaths on Europe's roads, according to the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP). Its pan European research shows that most people wrongly believe that investment in safer drivers (better driver behaviour) will save most lives over the next 10 years, compared to other road safety actions. An average of 60 per cent think that investment in safer drivers will yield the best results, compared to 27 per cent for safer roads and 13 per cent for safer cars. The results are released as the Austrian government, which holds the EU Presidency, launches a safer road infrastructure initiative today (24 January 2006).