A report by the Institute for Advanced Motorists has shown that Nottinghamshire is the local authority which has performed best in reducing road casualties with 98 fewer people killed or seriously injured in 2013 when compared to 2012. Nottinghamshire was closely followed by Tower Hamlets, with 81 fewer people killed or injured, and Chester/Chester West, with 78 fewer people killed or seriously injured when compared to the previous year. On the other hand, three other areas were identified as performing the worst at reducing road casualties in their local authority area. The first was shown to be Lancashire, with 72 more people killed or injured in road accidents. This was followed by Kent, with 70 more people, and Cumbria, with 40 more killed or injured when compared to the previous year.
The Chief Executive of the Institute for Advanced Motorists has stated the need for more spending on road safety prevention measures by local authorities and the Institute itself aims to influence national government on the importance of keeping road safety relevant.
Reducing road casualties
A combination of education, advice and enforcement of the law can help to reduce the number of road casualties in an area. Being proactive instead of solely enforcing the law after an incident can help road users become more aware of the consequences of their actions should they choose to drive recklessly or endanger lives with their poor safety awareness. Although many drivers do take advice on board, there are many drivers who may still put lives at risk. If you have been involved in a road accident, either as a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or pedestrian, you may be able to make a compensation claim if the accident was the fault of someone else.
Accident Advice Helpline can represent you
When you make a claim, you may need representation to ensure that you gather the evidence required to prove that someone else was at fault for a road traffic accident. If you give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500, we can help you obtain evidence and witness statements to support your case. We will also provide you with legal advice throughout the claims proceedings. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you have nothing to lose by claiming with us and we offer no-obligation advice at the first point of contact so there is no pressure from us to pursue your claim.
Source: UK Roads
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown