Study Highlights Drop In Road Deaths
A comprehensive road safety report commissioned by the International Transport Forum suggesting that Britain has one of the lowest numbers of road deaths in the world has been welcomed by a leading lawyer.
Jane Horton of Irwin Mitchell, who has dealt with many cases involving deaths and serious injuries arising from road traffic accidents, has warned that the findings should not discourage further and ongoing campaigning on improving safety.
The study looked at 33 countries and found that Britain recorded the lowest figure for road fatalities of all - 3.8 road deaths per 100,000 inhabitants during 2009.
In addition, the risk of dying in a road accident in Britain also fell compared to previous years, with only behind Sweden showing a greater improvement in this area.
Jane Horton welcomed the positive results for Britain’s roads.
“The release of the findings is a good sign that safety standards on our roads are improving. However, it is so important that work to address the issue continues,” she explained.
“We deal with many cases in which people suffer serious injuries due to road traffic accidents and see the devastating, life-changing impact it can have on people. Any work to prevent such accidents is vital.”