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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.

How Safe Are You On Britain's Roads? - 2014 Results

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Posted: 03-Nov-2014

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.

Minister backs call for national older drivers plan

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Posted: 03-Nov-2014

Telematics Motor Insurance for Young Drivers

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Posted: 20-Oct-2014

Road crashes are the leading cause of death and life changing injury amongst young people. In 2012, 32,400 reported crashes involved drivers under the age of 25 which resulted in 350 deaths and more than 4,100 seriously injured casualties. Once a young person passes their test and starts to drive without supervision, they are at their most vulnerable. They have yet to develop the foresight and experience to reliably read what is happening on the road ahead and negotiate potential hazards.

Young drivers, particularly males, are prone to take higher risks and commit more offences. The challenge is to create policy initiatives that incentivise all young drivers to choose to drive safely, detect and penalise those who choose not to, and reward the majority who strive to stay safe.