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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Editor's Viewpoint: It's time to wise up and cut road deaths BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It is no coincidence that government-sponsored road safety advertisements concentrate on three main issues for drivers - speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs and inattention when driving. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/editors-viewpoint/editors-viewpoint-its-time-to-wise-up-and-cut-road-deaths-37268557.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37268659.ece/bb6b1/AUTOCROP/h342/ambulance.jpg Email It is no coincidence that government-sponsored road safety advertisements concentrate on three main issues for drivers - speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs and inattention when driving. For these are the principal causes of serious road accidents in Northern Ireland. Last year, for example, it was revealed that one in five fatal crashes are caused by driving too fast. These cannot be truly classified as accidents since drivers make a … [Read more...] about Editor’s Viewpoint: It’s time to wise up and cut road deaths
Catalogue of mistakes led to Antrim boy's road death, rules coroner BelfastTelegraph.co.uk An inquest into the death of a young Co Antrim boy has ruled that the driver of a vehicle which collided with him was not travelling at a suitable speed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/catalogue-of-mistakes-led-to-antrim-boys-road-death-rules-coroner-37205008.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37205006.ece/45b58/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-11_new_43187667_I1.JPG Email An inquest into the death of a young Co Antrim boy has ruled that the driver of a vehicle which collided with him was not travelling at a suitable speed. Adam Gilmour was eight-years-old when he was knocked down while walking with his mother Sarah Hanna and five siblings to a school bus stop on November 11, 2014. Stephen Austin (22) had been driving a red Peugeot that morning when he came over the crest of a hill on the Loughill Road and veered into the family. In … [Read more...] about Catalogue of mistakes led to Antrim boy’s road death, rules coroner
Northern Ireland road death toll still too high despite fall BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The number of people killed in road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland has declined in recent years, but, as a report out yesterday showed, this is not a cause for complacency. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/editors-viewpoint/northern-ireland-road-death-toll-still-too-high-despite-fall-37151765.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article37152257.ece/86cb1/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-21be0c1f-0825-4d6c-8f87-36e990225444_I1.jpg Email The number of people killed in road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland has declined in recent years, but, as a report out yesterday showed, this is not a cause for complacency. It revealed that roads in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area are among the most deadly in the UK, with 47 fatalities occurring from 2012-16. Three other council areas - Mid Ulster, Causeway Coast and Glens, and Newry, Mourne and Down - … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland road death toll still too high despite fall
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