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Lord Whitty (John Lawrence Whitty) has been appointed chairman of the Road Safety Foundation, taking over from Lord Dubs who has led the charity since 2007. Larry Whitty became a Life Peer in 1996. From 2001 to 2005 he served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...read more
Changes to the Highways Agency are a "once-in-a-generation" opportunity to put safety at the centre of investment in England's strategic road network (SRN), according to a report by the Road Safety Foundation, out today. The Infrastructure Bill has now started...read more
TRACKING THE SAFETY OF BRITAIN'S MAJOR ROAD NETWORK The government has recognised Britain is falling behind other countries and announced the "biggest ever upgrade of our existing roads worth up to £50bn over the next generation". With road crashes costing 2% of GDP,...read more
Simple attention to safety engineering detail has resulted in extraordinary cuts in road deaths and serious injuries, according to the latest tracking survey by the Road Safety Foundation. Fatal and serious injury crashes on just 10 stretches of treated road fell by...read more
Today government announced the first road casualty increase since 2003 despite a levelling off in vehicle traffic levels. Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2011 shows that the annual number of people killed in road accidents increased by 3% from 1,850 in 2010...read more
England's motorway network is not safe enough to have the speed limit raised to 80mph, according to Unfit for 80, a new report from the Road Safety Foundation. Poorly-maintained and inadequate roadside protection and the rapidly rising risk of shunt crashes from the...read more
More than 300 people in the UK are alive today or have avoided the prospect of a lifetime of special care because just 15 roads have had simple improvements put in place, according to this year's tracking survey by the Road Safety Foundation. On these 15 roads alone,...read more
Six thousand lives could be saved on Britain's roads over the next ten years if just a fraction of the money currently spent on road maintenance was provided for infrastructure improvements. Britain loses up to £30 billion (2.3% GDP) annually in the cost of road...read more
The commitment, innovation and clear achievement in reducing deaths and serious injuries on the UK's road network by the Road Safety Foundation received formal recognition today. The Foundation was presented with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in...read more
Britain's finances may be exhausted but savings in the cost of road crashes costing 1.5% of GDP and worth £18bn annually are readily achievable. The high costs of emergency services, hospitals and long term care for the disabled can often be avoided through little...read more