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New scoring to identify crash likelihood in UK

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Posted: 18-Oct-2006

The first full UK road inspections began in October and will continue until the end of the year. Using the newly-updated Road Protection Score, the inspections will provide star ratings for 7,000km of major inter-urban roads in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is the first time that the new assessment is being used.

In addition to evaluating how road design protects road-users and why crashes are worse on some roads than others, the new scoring system assesses accident likelihood and identifies road elements that are known to increase crashes.