Reducing Fatal Car Accident Claims
The Department for Transport will take measures to fit speed cameras and warning signs of 50 of the most dangerous A roads in the UK to reduce the number of fatal accident claims and serious injuries on the roads.
It is reported by the DfT that in 2015 there were over 1700 deaths on the roads and over 22,000 people seriously injured.
One of the roads it has planned is for the A32 through Hampshire which has recorded 33 fatal road accident claims and serious injuries. Also there is a stretch of road that is 12 miles long the A285 through South Downs which has 23 major accidents and was named the UK’s highest risk.
Other roads that include fatal car accident claims and life changing injuries that have been targeted is the A588 between Lancaster and Blackpool were there were 28 serious car crashes in 2 years.
In addition to speed cameras other road calming methods are being considered by Councils such as anti-skid treatments and rumble strips to slow down cars.
A spokesperson from the RAC welcomed the initiatives advising that the number of fatal road accident claims have come down but at recent times has remained at 1750 over recent years.
Posted: January 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm