The Road Safety Foundation (RSF) is a UK charity whose aims are to reduce casualties in road traffic accidents through examining vehicles, road infrastructure and driver behaviour. Since 2004, the RSF has led the establishment of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) in the UK and abroad.
Founded in 1986, the RSF published over 30 reports in the first decade of its existence and several of these reports have paved the way for new legislation, such as the 1996 New Drivers Act. Their reports have included:
- Speeding and unlicensed driving
- The effects of age and gender on driving attitudes and ability
- Road safety education for pedestrians and young children
In 2010, the RSF demonstrated how important road design and layout are to protect road users in the event of a crash, with the publication of the first EuroRAP Star Rating results. 50% of the UK’s motorways received a 4-star rating whilst 75% of single carriageway roads received a 2-star rating.
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident?
Despite the hard work the RSF and other charities carry out to reduce the risk of serious injury or death on Britain’s roads, it is a sad fact of life that accidents can still happen. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, you may be wondering who is to blame. Sometimes, accidents happen and nobody is at fault, but if you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, you could claim compensation. Dangerous driving could include speeding, using your mobile phone at the wheel, being distracted or failing to pay attention to road signals or traffic lights. If you feel that your accident was the fault of another driver, contact a personal injury lawyer to see if you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people just like you claim compensation for road traffic accident injuries. Whether you have suffered cuts, bruises and whiplash or have been left permanently disabled as a result of a serious crash, we can help you. It’s easy to get in touch – just call our freephone, 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a member of the team for confidential, no-obligation advice. We don’t charge any upfront fees and all our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. So if you have suffered as a result of somebody else’s negligence, call our team today to see how we can help you.
Date Published: August 9, 2014
Author: David Brown