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
Every day, four people are killed or seriously injured in accidents involving young motorists, a recent study has revealed. Whilst driving accidents in general are on the decline in the UK, it is somewhat surprising to discover that crashes … [Read more...] about New drivers should not be allowed to drive at night.
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?
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
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
One death on the rail network and there is a full enquiry with massive coverage across all the media. But seven deaths on a UK motorway? - yawn, not even worth a mention in a National newspaper. Why is that? How the heck did we ever get to the … [Read more...] about Why cutting corners costs you more in the long run