Saving Lives, Saving Money: The Costs & Benefits of Achieving Safe Roads

Road crashes bring misery for tens of thousands of families each year when a loved one is involved in a serious road crash. But road crashes also cost money – up to £30bn annually or 2.3% of GDP. This report reviews the costs that fall on families, carers, NHS, emergency services and businesses.

Saving Lives, Saving Money breaks new ground by investigating the costs and benefits of eliminating 1- and 2-star main roads in the coming decade. Over the next 10 years, road authorities can upgrade the safety features of their roads largely within existing budgets and during maintenance, reaping savings worth £25-£35 billion.