Home Menu Search

Britain's first Road Safety Index is launched

30 August 2013

As part of the Axa RoadSafe Schools campaign - a collaborative initiative between AXA and the organisations RoadSafe, Road Safety Analysis, Brake, The Good Schools Guide, The Children’s Trust, Colas Ltd, CAPT and others - Britain's first Road Safety Index has been launched as children return to school. 

It's aim is to help parents better understand the risks associated with the roads around their local schools to keep their children safe.

Figures used as part of the Index reveals that more than half-a-million collisions have taken place on local roads within a 500 metre radius of British schools in the past six years, resulting in 85,000 child casualties.

The Index provides parents, schools and local authorities with the information they need to understand how safe – or not – their local roads are. It will also help to develop and tailor road safety education while determining the specific road infrastructure required – such as speed bumps, crossings or other road calming measures - to further reduce collisions and casualties.

James Barclay of AXA Car Insurance, commented, “Child road safety is of paramount importance to everyone in Britain so the more that can be done to understand the facts, and therefore adapt infrastructure or education methods, the better. The Local Road Safety Index is a big step towards being able to truly understand how the infrastructure within local areas around schools needs to be developed to make roads safer for children.” 

For the full press release please click here.

Related news, events and information

New Measures announced by UK Government

21 December 2015 – RoadSafe welcomes the UK Department for Transport's announcement of a raft of measures to further improve the...

The Road Infrastructure Summit

8 February 2016 – Following the Infrastructure Act 2015, the UK's Strategic Road Network has entered a time of transformation....

The Road Infrastructure Summit

8 February 2016 – Following the Infrastructure Act 2015, the UK's Strategic Road Network has entered a time of transformation....

Driving test changes to 'better reflect real-life driving'

15 July 2016 – Story from Fleet News. Changes to the driving test will better reflect real-life driving, says the Driver and...

Safe school crossings advocacy launched in Mozambique and Botswana

3 October 2017 – Government officials in Mozambique and Botswana are being encouraged to support low cost footpaths and safe...

Driving for Better Business Campaign - new resources

6 September 2017 – The campaign which now forms the core element of the Highways England business outreach programme is developing...

EASTT: School bus survey

18 September 2017 – International road safety charity, the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) has...

Zoleka Mandela calls for a ‘step change’: safe walking for all Africa’s children

21 September 2016 – The report, 'Step Change: An Action Agenda on Safe Walking for Africa's Children', shows that while three...

Road safety summer school

27 July 2016 – Aimed at professionals dealing with road safety issues, the five-day 2016 European Road Safety Summer School is...