The Road Safety Foundation has just released an annual report for 2019, which tracks the safety of the main ‘A’ roads where most of Britain’s roads deaths are concentrated, and which can be targeted.
This year’s survey shows, overall, the number of deaths on Britain’s roads has changed little since 2011. For the first time, the surveys compare the major route networks which are the responsibilities of different authorities.
This annual report also identifies Britain’s most improved roads and persistently higher risk roads. It calls for a new tranche of high return investment from the successful Safer Roads Fund to address 75 persistently higher risk road sections identified.
Released alongside the report is a data portal containing tools which allow practitioners to interact with the data used in the report.
Read more here
Download the report here
About the Road Safety Foundation:
The Road Safety Foundation is a UK charity advocating road casualty reduction through simultaneous action on all three components of the safe road system: roads, vehicles and behaviour. The charity has enabled work across each of these components and published several reports which have provided the basis of new legislation, government policy or practice.
For the last decade, the charity has focused on developing the Safe Systems approach, and in particular leading the establishment of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) and, through EuroRAP, the global UK-based charity, iRAP (the International Road Assessment Programme).
Since the inception of EuroRAP in 1999, the Foundation has been the UK member responsible for managing the programme in the UK (and, more recently, Ireland), ensuring that the UK provides a global model of what can be achieved.