News Archive: October 2017

28% increase in child road deaths

18 October 2017
The number of child fatalities and seriously injured child casualties in road traffic accidents in Great Britain both showed increases in 2016, according to the latest statistical release from the Department of Transport. While the number of child fatalities have fluctuated between 48 and 69 between 2010 and 2016, the latest figure is the highest number of child deaths since 2009 and a 28%...

Improving attitudes to road safety

17 October 2017
Public attitudes to transport are included in the British Social Attitudes Survey 2016. There are positive findings for various road safety measures including:

Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 2017

17 October 2017
Right across the UK, speeding on our roads is a major problem. Speeding puts everyone in the community at risk of serious injury. But the dangers are particularly acute for children, whose lack of awareness and smaller size leaves them vulnerable to fast moving traffic.