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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has awarded the Road Safety Foundation a contract to review how investments are prioritised to improve safety outcomes by Highways England (HE). The Foundation will look at how HE ranks the location and type of scheme to deliver; how...read more
This annual report tracks the safety of the main ‘A’ roads where most of Britain’s roads deaths are concentrated, and which can be targeted. This year’s survey shows, overall, the number of deaths on Britain’s roads has changed little since 2011. For the first...read more
The highest annual number of road deaths since 2011 were recorded on Great Britain’s roads in 2017. After decades of trauma reduction, we have reached a plateau. In effect, a decade has been lost. 2,549 people have not returned to their families so far because...read more
The Safer Roads Fund was established to treat the 50 highest risk local A road sections in England with remedial road safety engineering interventions. As a result £100 million has been committed by the Department for Transport across 48 schemes. Together...read more
Serious crashes on inter-urban roads may be slashed by a quarter over the next 30-40 years with the introduction of automated vehicles. However, the journey may be far from easy, with a mixed fleet transition and vital need for roads that cars can read, according to a...read more
A lifetime of care following a road crash can cost more than £20m. In total, Britain loses 1-2% of GDP in road crashes. The £36bn lost annually is more than is spent on GP services and primary schools combined. Half of all Britain’s road deaths are concentrated on...read more
The Road Safety Foundation has appointed Dr Suzy Charman as Research Director to lead its annual EuroRAP risk mapping and performance tracking results, as well as a ground-breaking project to improve safety on England’s 50 highest risk ‘A’ roads. Dr Charman brings...read more
The launch of the Road Safety Foundation's annual EuroRAP Risk Mapping and Performance Tracking results for the British motorway and 'A' road network, sponsored by leading insurer, Ageas will take place on Tuesday 21 November from 0830hrs at a breakfast launch in the...read more
John Dawson is standing aside from his role as Chairman of iRAP as Gary Liddle takes over as its new Chairman.read more
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...read more