Last month was a very sad month for UK motorists with one of the worst motorway accidents in the country’s history. The multiple pile up on the M5 resulted in the death of seven. Safer Motorways have long held the M5 is one of the UK’s most … [Read more...] about Would you fly economy if you thought safety standards had been lowered?
Yesterday 3,500 people around the world were violently killed in road accidents. And the same number died the day before that ..... and the day before that. Globally, the statistics for road deaths are horrendous. In fact, someone dies in a road … [Read more...] about Imagine if ten passenger jets fell out of the sky every day.
Potholes in the UK road network now cost UK drivers over £500 million pounds a year. That’s not a typo - five hundred million pounds. You could be forgiven for thinking the council workers who reject the endless flow of claims from disgruntled … [Read more...] about £2,000 pothole win could open floodgates
The state of the road infrastructure in the UK has got noticeably worse over the last two years and potholes have become a major problem for drivers in many counties. In Buckinghamshire, the council website which lets motorists report serious … [Read more...] about Potholes get bigger in cash strapped Britain
On one of the busiest traveling weekends of the year the M25 was closed after a lorry hit the central reservation on Friday evening. The lorry load of aluminium bars were thrown into the path of oncoming traffic on the opposite carriageway. Three … [Read more...] about M25 delays could have been avoided.
Three recent crossover incidents on the M5, in which vehicles have smashed through the central barrier into oncoming traffic on the opposite carriageway, have left three people dead. Over the last few years, Safer Motorways has worked desperately … [Read more...] about How many more deaths on the M5 before the central barrier is upgraded?
Two women were killed when a lorry traveling northbound on the M5 smashed through the steel barrier on the central reserve and hit their Mercedes car traveling in the opposite direction. The incident happened near Frankley, in the west Midlands, … [Read more...] about Is the M5 the UK’s most dangerous motorway?
We have always thought it bizarre that a soldier killed in Afghanistan gets front-page news and often the lead story on national television - but the same soldier killed on a motorway accident driving back to his barracks whilst on leave in the UK, … [Read more...] about Spend money wisely – and save more lives
A quick test for you. Was the photograph on the left taken in Nigeria, Cyprus or the UK? Yes you guessed it - it’s right here in the UK, at junction 22 of the M5 to be precise. We understand from the Department for Transport that ALL safety … [Read more...] about Safety Barriers are just rusting away
A 32-ton lorry has crashed through the central reservation of the A4 near Chiswick earlier this week killing a Japanese businessman traveling by taxi to London. Two Japanese colleagues traveling with the victim, and the taxi driver, were also … [Read more...] about Japanese businessman dies in another cross-over incident