The Road Safety Foundation and the RAC Foundation hosted a reception to celebrate winning a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award along with the Department for Transport for their “fine example of collaboration” and the “outstanding achievement” of the Safer Roads Fund.
Today, we have published our review of older driver road safety. Supported by the Department for Transport, we have looked at the recommendations of the National Older Drivers Strategy, and considered the developments and progress in the five years since it was published. The report makes various recommendations for supporting safer driving into older age.
The Safe Roads for All report was released this week, informed by our EuroRAP Crash Risk Mapping resultes. It calls on the UK Government to deliver a Safe and Healthy Mobility Strategy and Action Plan for Roads 2021-2030.
The Road Safety Foundation has received funding from the Road Safety Trust to help understand the risks to vulnerable road users in towns and cities. Improved tools will help authorities to better analyse their urban roads and identify cost effective improvements targeted at reducing fatal and serious injuries.
ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION
The Road Safety Foundation is a UK charity advocating road casualty reduction through simultaneous action on all three components of the safe road system: roads, vehicles and behaviour.
The charity has enabled work across each of these components and several of our published reports have provided the basis of new legislation or government policy.
For the last 18 years, the charity has focused on leading the establishment of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) and more recently the work first developed by RSF has fed into the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP). Since the inception of EuroRAP in 1999, the Foundation has been the UK Member responsible for managing the programme in the UK (and, more recently, Ireland), ensuring the UK provides a global model of what can be achieved.
The Foundation plays a pivotal role in raising awareness and understanding of the importance of road infrastructure at all levels through:
- Regular publication of EuroRAP safety rating measures which can be understood by the general public, policy makers and professionals alike
- Issuing guidance on the use of EuroRAP protocols and working with road authorities to improve the safety of the road infrastructure for which they are responsible
- Proposing the strategies and goals that the Government should set in order to save tens of thousands of lives and disabling injuries
The Road Safety Foundation is a founder member of the FIA Foundation and frequently works with other FIA members in Britain and abroad. We also work closely with other road safety orgnaisations including the RAC Foundation, AA, IAM, RoadSafe, PACTS and professional bodies such as ADEPT.
The Road Safety Foundation have launched an Active Travel Tool with funding from the Road Safety Trust. The tool aims to help UK road authorities evaluate active travel facilities for both safety according to Safe System principles, and age and ability. The tool...
Register HERE to join us on 9th November from 12 noon to 1 pm GMT for the first EuroRAP Lunchtime seminar on Crash Risk Mapping, with case studies from the UK and Croatia to demonstrate how the approach can be used. Brian Lawton from the UK’s Road Safety Foundation...
British EuroRAP Results 2021: Building Back Safer – Making Roads Fit for 2030 Titled ‘Building Back Safer – Making Roads Fit for 2030’, this year’s report produced in partnership with Ageas Insurance, tracks the performance of motorways and ‘A’ roads in Great Britain....