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MAKING OLDER DRIVERS SAFER FOR LONGER
Leading road safety experts have recommended raising the mandatory fitness to drive self-declaration for licence renewal from 70 to 75 years old - if proof of an eye sight test is made compulsory. The recommendations are made by the Older Drivers Task Force...
HOW MUCH DO ROAD CRASHES COST WHERE YOU LIVE?
Britain loses 2% of GDP in road crashes. Half of all Britain's road deaths are concentrated on just 10% of roads - the motorways and 'A' roads outside urban cores. This annual report maps the risks on the network where so much social and economic loss is...
RESEARCH CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Since 2012, Ageas have sponsored the annual Risk Mapping and Performance Tracking results. Last year, an additional report was published, Making Road Safety Pay which made a series of recommendations including "Minimum inbuilt safety levels of 4-stars are needed for...
ENGINEERING SAFER ROADS: STAR RATING ROADS FOR IN-BUILT SAFETY
In 2013, 1,713 people were killed on Britain's roads and 21,657 were seriously injured. There are now 10 times more people killed on our roads each year than in the workplace. Until recently, death and injury on the road had been regarded as inevitable. The...
JOHN PLOWMAN TO CHAIR OLDER DRIVERS TASK FORCE
John Plowman to Chair Older Drivers Task Force The Road Safety Foundation announced today that John Plowman will chair the Older Drivers Task Force. Responding to the fast growing population of older drivers, the Task Force was proposed by the Foundation in November...
HOW SAFE ARE YOU ON BRITAIN’S ROADS? – 2014 RESULTS
The majority of British road deaths are concentrated on just 10% of the British road network, motorways and 'A' roads outside major urban areas. This report measures and maps the differing risk of death and serious injury road users face across this network, sometimes...
MAKING ROAD SAFETY PAY
Making Road Safety Pay makes seven key recommendations which aim to change the national focus on road safety over the next decade. These will act as a platform for all road safety stakeholders to discuss and develop new practical measures that will set the UK on a...
MINISTER BACKS CALL FOR NATIONAL OLDER DRIVERS PLAN
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...
TELEMATICS MOTOR INSURANCE FOR YOUNG DRIVERS
The Treasury should remove insurance premium tax from telematics insurance policies for under-25's says the Road Safety Foundation today. This key recommendation is announced by the charity early to meet the Treasury's consultation timetable for budget proposals...
LORD WHITTY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION
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...