Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond has launched two new websites aimed at offering anyone interested in road safety, the facility to source information and research results in one place.
One of the websites, The Road Safety Observatory, is designed to increase knowledge of road safety measures and precautions.
The Department for Transport has partly funded the development of two new websites that are designed to increase general knowledge of road safety measures, and also provide a way to compare the performance of local councils in reducing the number of road casualties.
A quote from Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website indicated his enthusiasm for the accident comparison website:
“This new comparison website will give local residents a more accurate picture of their council’s performance in reducing road casualties, and will allow councils to make more meaningful assessments of the work they are doing to improve road safety.”
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) were instrumental in developing the new online resources which provide practical guidelines and information on such topics as using child restraints in cars, the importance of wearing a seatbelt, and the dangers of drink driving.
A representative of leading RTA claims advice and law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, had this to say about the new websites,
“The Road Safety Observatory is a fantastic new resource that will be useful to road safety practitioners and members of the public alike. The information on the site is detailed but easy to read and understand, and provides a central reference point for anything related to road safety.”
She added, “The road safety comparison site can pinpoint to a particular road, how many accidents there have been in the past, and makes local councils more accountable for their road safety measures.”
Topics included in the Road Safety Observatory are:
It is widely hoped that these resources will become the mainstay of road safety messages in the UK, and will contribute to a reduction in fatal and serious accidents on UK roads.
The firm also offers online tools such as a personal injury compensation claims calculator. Their free phone number is 0800 689 0500.
Source: Road Safety GB