Report on ways of reducing road accidents published
Posted by Susannah Mayers
A report that looks at ways of reducing the number of road accidents that occur in the UK each year has been published by the Road Safety Foundation.
The report reveals that Britain loses 1.2 to 2.3 per cent of its GDP annually in road crashes.
It outlines ways in which these costs can be reduced and suggests the introduction of minimum star ratings for infrastructure safety, using an internationally-established system.
These would ensure that fencing, turning lanes and other proven safety engineering measures are used more often.
Lord Dubs of Battersea, chairman of the Road Safety Foundation, said that the report "makes the benefits and costs of achieving safe roads transparent and a systematic approach possible."
He went on to say that the findings need to be taken to the nation's authorities that are in a position to make the roads safe.
Brake recently claimed that the authorities could reduce road accidents by making sure speed cameras are in operation.