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Government to fund upgrading of England’s 50 most risky roads

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Posted: 30-Nov-2016

The government is to invest £175m in England's 50 most risky 'A' roads that were identified by the Road Safety Foundation in its latest report Making Road Travel as Safe as Rail and Air.

The new Department for Transport funding package follows the  Chancellor's autumn statement and the publication of the 2016 British EuroRAP results which identified Britain's unacceptably high risk roads.

Funding package for GB’s most dangerous road announced at results launch

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Posted: 17-Nov-2016

Britain's most persistent high risk Á' road is set for an upgrade with help from a £1 million cash boost announced by the Government on 14 November.

Under Secretary of State for Transport Andrew Jones MP said that he hoped the targeted funding for West Sussex County Council would be used in part to improve the A285 between Petworth and Chichester.  The steeply winding road which climbs the South Downs experienced 23 fatal and serious injury crashes between 2012-14 with motorcyclists involved in 39% of accidents.  Run offs accounted for 48% of accident types.

MAKING ROAD TRAVEL AS SAFE AS RAIL AND AIR

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Posted: 10-Nov-2016

We no longer need accept road deaths. The annual death toll can be driven towards zero. Travel on our road system can be made as safe as on rail and air within a generation.

The key is to eliminate known high risks systematically. This report provides evidence on the risks that road users face across the targetable 10% of British roads where half of all deaths take place - our motorways and 'A' roads outside major cities. The risks are mapped across thousands of stretches of road totalling more than 25,000 miles.

All the persistent high risk roads identified have rates of death and serious injury that are unacceptable. Investing to eliminate busy high risk road will bring strong economic returns. This investment is a critical step towards enabling road travel to become as safe as rail and air.