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    Health and Safety News

    Car Crash Advice: AA research reveals public thinking on how to reduce the number of UK road deaths and injuries

    By David Brown on October 16, 2013

    An AA survey carried out in February this year has shown that 72% of those questioned think that the action most likely to significantly reduce the number of casualties as a result of road traffic accidents, is improving our main roads.

    This is in stark contrast to the results of a similar poll taken 20 years ago, when road maintenance ranked 10th place out of 12.

    The Automobile Association (AA) has published the results of a survey to find out what actions their members think should be taken to help make driving safer, and to reduce the number of casualties as a result of road traffic accidents.

    Almost 20,000 people were questioned in the survey, and the results show that top of the list is better maintenance of main roads, with improved driver and pedestrian training coming second in popularity.

    The results highlight 2 intertwined problems that seem to be contributing to the death and injury toll on our roads:

    • an increasing number of dangerous potholes appearing on main roads due to a long and severe winter
    • a significant cut in local authority road maintenance budgets

    The dangers of potholes are becoming known to all road users, with potholes developing into a serious problem to which there appears to be no easy solution. Without the money available for proper, regular road maintenance and the possibility of a wet summer ahead, there seems to be little hope of any improvements in the state of main roads in the UK.

    Top car crash advice law firm: Accident Advice Helpline, agrees that the poor condition of many main roads does cause serious problems to road-users. A spokesperson for the company had this to say,

    “Lack of government money has led to an already serious problem getting worse. The damage caused to tyres by badly maintained roads takes its toll over time, and can certainly be termed an accident waiting to happen. The results of the survey speak for themselves really, as 20 years ago road conditions came near the bottom of the survey results.”

    The AA reports that the UK is in fact top of the European Road Safety League, but Edmund King the AA’s President was quoted as saying that ‘more can be done to stop five people being killed each day on the roads of the UK.”

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    Source: BBC News

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