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GETTING BACK ON TRACK
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...
SAFER ROADS FUND RESULTS
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...
New report tackles the transition to automated vehicles on roads that cars can read
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...
CUTTING THE COST OF DANGEROUS ROADS
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...
DR SUZY CHARMAN APPOINTED RESEARCH DIRECTOR
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...
SAVE THE DATE – BRITISH EURORAP RESULTS 2017
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...
JOHN DAWSON STEPS DOWN FROM INTERNATIONAL ROLE
John Dawson is standing aside from his role as Chairman of iRAP as Gary Liddle takes over as its new Chairman.
GOVERNMENT TO FUND UPGRADING OF ENGLAND’S 50 MOST RISKY ROADS
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...
FUNDING PACKAGE FOR GB’S MOST DANGEROUS ROAD ANNOUNCED AT RESULTS LAUNCH
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...
MAKING ROAD TRAVEL AS SAFE AS RAIL AND AIR
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. Sudden road trauma destroys families but in the past we have failed to count the economic...