A series of fleet initiatives are improving road safety in London according to new figures published in the Safe Streets for London report. The report, created by Transport for London and London Mayor Boris Johnson, set out a number of key measures to be implemented by 2020 in order to improve road safety. Some measures have already been implemented including the creation of a digital speed limit map of London which will give technology developers accurate, up to date information about the city’s roads. In addition, events have been held to inform technology developers about the changes being made to ensure that their products reflect the changes. It is hoped that the measures will reduce the number of people being seriously injured or killed on London’s roads by 40%.
The technology could help to reduce the number of casualties and encourage drivers to stay safer on the roads of the area. Transport for London has also recently finished its public consultation on Cycle Safety Action which aims to deliver a number of cyclist safety initiatives by 2020. One of these initiatives includes a new trial for quieter vehicle technology to allow for deliveries outside of rush hour times. Transport for London is also campaigning for emergency braking systems to be fitted to all new cars. There was a 23% decrease last year in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads showing improvements are already taking place.
Risks of road traffic accidents
Improving road safety in extremely busy areas like London can take a long time but, by taking small steps, can make a huge impact on the number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents. Education and enforcement can go a long way to preventing people from driving recklessly but cannot always stop everyone from being careless on the road. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to win a cash payout with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
Contact our expert team via Accident Advice Helpline’s website or call us free on our 24-hour helpline. We can lend a sympathetic ear and offer no-obligation advice so you are free to make the decision whether to pursue your case for compensation. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and someone else was at fault, we could win you a cash sum to help you with any medical costs, repair costs or loss of wages.
Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown