Home Menu Search

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’
 

Related news, events and information

Stop The Crash

25 March 2014 – Auto-Braking Cars: Government Should Meet Motorists Halfway • 90 per cent of road crashes are due to...

Global Road Safety: Focus on facts says award-winning experts

20 November 2017 – Speed is in the headlights of a team of 10 of the UK's leading road safety professionals whose expertise is...

More needs to be done to protect road users says RoSPA

25 September 2015 – Story from RoSPA. Statistics released by the Department for Transport show an increase in the number of people...

UK casualties at lowest level ever

27 June 2013 – UK casualty statistics published today show that: •The number of people killed in road accidents reported...

Stop the Crash Partnership to make car safety a ‘deal-breaker’.

8 May 2017 – UK motorists are being urged by the Stop the Crash Partnership to make car safety a 'deal-breaker'. This comes...

Further welcome fall in Casualties

30 September 2011 – During 2010 there were a total of 208,648 casualties of all severities in road accidents reported to the...

The Three Life-Saving Questions

4 May 2016 – The three life saving questions which need to be asked by new car buyers or those responsible for providing...

RoSPA welcomes Scotland's new seatbelt campaign

21 April 2010 – A new Scottish initiative to drive home the importance of wearing a seatbelt is being welcomed by the Royal...

New performance measures replace targets.

13 May 2011 – RoadSafe welcomes the new approach to measuring performance announced by DfT. In place of the familiar...