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New crash map reveals Britain’s riskiest roads

15 November 2018

Motor insurer and road safety charity call on the government to invest to make roads safer and save lives

A new interactive ‘Dangerous Roads Map’ from motor insurer Ageas, using analysis from the Road Safety Foundation (RSF), has revealed Britain’s riskiest roads. In the report ‘Getting Back on Track’, Ageas and the Road Safety Foundation are together calling for an immediate investment of £75 million from the government, and a further £75 million annually for five years thereafter, to improve the riskiest roads.

It is estimated that this investment of £450m could prevent as many as 5,600 deaths or serious injuries over the next two decades with prevention value of around £2 billion.

Suzy Charman Executive Director of the Road Safety Foundation said: “The reality is that progress to reduce the rate of death and serious injury on our roads has flatlined since 2010. The Safer Roads Fund has allowed the road safety community to demonstrate that investing in road safety engineering treatments really does have life-saving potential, and also stacks up as an investment when compared to other transport initiatives.

“If we’re to achieve the shared international goal of zero road deaths by 2050, we need to tackle road casualty reduction with purpose and determination. Continuation of the Safer Roads Fund would be one critical way of achieving that goal. Road deaths are preventable and we must get back on track.”

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