The number of road casualties on the UK’s roads has remained steady according to figures from the government’s official annual road casualty report. The charity Brake has expressed concern over the figures which show that 1,713 people were killed in 2013 on Britain’s roads. This is only a 2% drop in casualties when compared to 2012 figures. Overall a total of 21,657 people suffered serious injuries, only 6% fewer than figures from 2012. Although there has been a reduction, the reduction has slowed and Brake has stated that the government should be taking action to get the figures down at a faster rate. The number of road deaths in Britain between 2007 and 2010 fell by 1,096 but, in comparison, the number has only fallen by 137 between 2010 and 2013.
Failing to look was the most common reason for road crashes in 2013, which has resulted in a new theme for Road Safety Week to highlight the importance of looking while out driving or riding. The deputy chief executive of Brake Julie Townsend has stated that it may take many more decades before the road casualty rates are down to zero and called for more action from the government to reduce the number of serious accidents and fatalities on Britain’s roads.
The prevention of road casualties
The number of road casualties on Britain’s roads are still decreasing year on year, but more may need to be done to help reduce them further. Safety campaigning combined with preventative measures on the road could help to reduce the number of casualties. In addition, education and issuing road safety advice while monitoring the roads could also help people become aware of the consequences should they drive recklessly. However, there are some people who do not take extra care when on the roads and who could be putting other road users at risk. Should you find yourself the victim of an accident on the road that is the fault of someone else, you could win a cash payout for your inconvenience and suffering should you be injured.
Contacting a claims company
Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation claims company that helps the victims of accidents to claim compensation for their injuries. You too could win a cash payout if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence on the road. Call us free on our 24-hour helpline to discuss your case with one of our experts or try out our 30-second test to get an idea of how successful your claim is likely to be. We will lend a sympathetic ear to you when you call and will offer no-obligation advice so you are under no pressure to pursue your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown