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 sounds expensive, consider this. The cost to the UK economy of NOT spending this money is estimated … Read more Investment in our road infrastructure is a sure way to save both money and lives
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 hard to put this issue on the public agenda. Our reasoning is simple. First of all these … Read more How many more deaths on the M5 before the central barrier is upgraded?
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 involving young drivers are on the increase. Why is that? The most likely reason is simply … Read more New drivers should not be allowed to drive at night
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 potholes, now has comments like “This road is so bad it would be easier to … Read more Potholes get bigger in cash strapped Britain
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 year. Apparently, motorists who hear their team score a goal on the … Read more Football goals cause half a million car accidents – official
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 motorists are running a chain of tyre depots across the country. If … Read more £2,000 pothole win could open floodgates
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 accident every six seconds. Yet despite this, road injury and death remains an … Read more Imagine if ten passenger jets fell out of the sky every day
The Department for Transport has announced a revolution in the way motorway accidents are recorded – and for once it is great news for motorists. Anyone who has ever been stuck on a motorway following an accident will have shouted in desperation “Why don’t you just push all the wreckage onto the hard shoulder and … Read more New technology reduces motorway delays
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 dangerous motorways and we continue to lobby for improvements … Read more Would you fly economy if you thought safety standards had been lowered?
It has been announced that driving under the influence of drugs is now to be added to the list of things that a motorist can be prosecuted for. Most people welcomed the news, imagining that the sight of some “coke-head” bearing down in their rear view mirror is not in their best interests – and … Read more Are you a driver? I bet you are breaking the law