BRITISH drivers are still failing to buckle up when out on the road, according to new figures. The shocking data revealed more than a quarter of people killed in road accidents last year weren't wearing a seatbelt. The Department for Transport found 27 per cent of the 1,793 people who died on UK roads in 2017 hadn't been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Worryingly, the figure showed an increase of seven per cent on 2016. The recent report suggested some 484 lives could have potentially been saved had motorists simply paid attention to basic road safety. Motorists risk a £100 fine for failing to wear a seatbelt, which can increase to as much as £500 if the case goes to court. A DfT spokesman said: “We have some of the safest roads in the world and we are always looking at ways of making them safer. “The number of deaths where people were not wearing a seatbelt is shocking. “Up to one in four deaths in a car could have been prevented by simply … [Read more...] about More than a quarter of road deaths still needlessly caused by Brits not wearing seatbelts – when will YOU learn?
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Wales By Paul Heaney BBC News 7 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45440471 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The parents of a woman killed in a car crash are calling for more government action to cut fatalities.Trainee … [Read more...] about Grieving parents’ road death safety call
0 Have your say The number of people killed on Scotland’s roads has fallen to a record low. Transport Scotland figures show 146 people died in road accidents in 2017, down 45 from the previous year.The total number of road casualties fell by 14% from 2016, from 10,905 to 9,391, and the number of people seriously injured dropped by 7% to 1,580.When records began in 1950 there were 529 people killed on Scottish roads among 15,856 casualties.READ MORE: Revealed: The most dangerous roads in Scotland and the UKStatistics show numbers have generally decreased since 1970 when there were a record 815 deaths.The 2017 figures show there were 899 child casualties in reported road accidents, including two fatalities.There were three fewer cyclists killed than in 2016, with five fatalities, but pedestrian deaths increased by six to 38 in 2017.The largest number of 2017 road deaths involved cars, where 65 people died - 41 less than 2016.Among motorcyclists there were 29 deaths, down … [Read more...] about Road deaths in Scotland at record low in 2017
Similar to death and taxes, road accidents are an unfortunate part of life, especially on today’s highly-congested roads. Our buddies at Your Legal Friend came up with a unique infographic to explain the most common road accidents in the UK, which are surprisingly similar to the crash rates in the United States. Your Legal Friend recently conducted a study on the dynamics and circumstances surrounding road crashes. The firm leveraged their experience in personal injury law to analyze more than 25,000 incident reports. Their findings are something we should all pay attention to, regardless of where we live. For example, from the Your Legal Friend study, we see a trend between the most common types of road accidents and the types of people most likely to be involved in a crash. We even see how some parts of the year are worse than others. Did you know road accidents are most likely to occur on a Friday in July? Here are the highlights of the study Your Legal Friend conducted. It … [Read more...] about Most Common Road Accidents & What to Do After a Crash
About 1.3 million people die each year on the world's roads - 25,300 lost their lives in the EU last year. In 2017, the EU counted 49 road fatalities for every one million inhabitants. This compares with 174 deaths per million globally. The EU report tells us that 300 fewer lives were lost in 2017 (-2pc on 2016) and 6,200 fewer than in 2010 (-20pc), so progress is being made, but in more recent years it has stagnated, raising concerns about the EU objective of halving road fatalities between 2010 and 2020. In addition to the fatalities, it is estimated another 135 000 people were seriously injured last year, including a large proportion of vulnerable users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. And while it may seem heartless to speak of the economic cost of road casualties, it is estimated the socio-economic cost of deaths and injuries to EU countries last year was €120bn. The EU countries with the best road safety track records were Sweden with 25 deaths per … [Read more...] about ‘Our roads are the fifth safest in EU, but young people are vulnerable’