Road safety is a key concern in the UK. The UK Government has taken an aggressive approach to road safety and has made many changes in the last few years.
New drivers in the UK, aged 17 and above, have to take an intensive driving course and must follow a set of driving rules. This course includes lessons on how to deal with emergency situations such as dealing with vehicles that have broken down or vehicles that are parked on the side of the road. Drivers also learn about how to drive safely when they are carrying passengers or when they are cycling with other cyclists.
Road Safety UK is a charity that aims to reduce road collisions and casualties. It operates by lobbying, campaigning for change, providing information to the public and training professionals with the aim of saving lives. It also does research into new ideas on improving road safety.
Road accidents are a growing concern in the UK. In 2017, about 4 people were killed or seriously injured on British roads every day. There was a 10% increase in the number of reported collisions from 2001-2016 with about 26 fatalities per day on British roads in 2016 alone. The average person has a 1/1000 chance of being killed following a collision involving two cars and this chance increases to 50% if they are involved in an accident between two heavy goods vehicles – such as those that carry hazardous materials or those that tow trailers or other