Following an announcement that parliament are considering doubling driving licence penalty points from 3 to 6 for using a mobile phone, a new survey of 1000 UK adults by intelligentcarleasing.com paints a revealing picture of mobile phone usage while … [Read more...] about Male and Young Drivers Didn’t Get the Message, New Study on Mobile Phone Usage While Driving Reveals.
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.
Do you listen to football matches on the radio whilst driving? If so your insurance company may well be interested. You will be amazed to hear that football goals are the cause of around half a million car crashes or near misses every … [Read more...] about Football goals cause half a million car accidents – official
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 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
Experts believe that it would take an initial investment of £1.4 billion and annual ongoing costs of less than half a billion pounds to keep Britain’s planes, trains and road infrastructure operational whatever the weather conditions. If that … [Read more...] about Investment in our road infrastructure is a sure way to save both money and lives
What is the real cost to the tax-payer of having an inefficient motorway network? It is something that is often discussed at great length here at Safermotorways. What is the real cost of sitting in a stationery vehicle on a road designed to whisk … [Read more...] about Motorists drive 600 million miles just to avoid motorways.