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Good driving and Improved technology help to reduce casualties

30 June 2011

 RoadSafe welcomes the announcement from the Department for Transport that the number of people killed in road accidents reported to the police fell by 16 per cent from 2,222 in 2009 to 1,857 in 2010. This the lowest figure since national records began in 1926.

‘This is a remarkable achievement, while there can be no single reason for this reduction, it is clear that an effort by drivers themselves, the road safety community as a whole and the safety investment by roads authorities has contributed. However a remarkable twenty per cent reduction in deaths among car occupants is tribute to the enormous strides in car safety design.

It is not simply that cars are becoming safer when in a collision but the fitment of e-safety technology such as stability control means that crashes can be avoided.

Companies such as Driving for Better Business champions have shown that they can reduce the number of crashes and also improve efficiency – a win win for all’

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