November 8, 2010


Traffic safety data has put the UK on top, showing that statistically we have the lowest level of fatalities per 100,000 of the population.

However, it is important to consider other factors that could contribute to the way this leader board is devised:

The number of drivers on the road

Level of car ownership

Kilometres travelled

Developing countries

Goods vehicles are not as prominent in the UK as in other countries

Our fatalities only starting to fall during our economic crisis, with lower levels of traffic on the road and the type of driving we did when hit hard by the recession. So our claim to the safest roads in the world is due to our economic failures as opposed to really trying to improve our roads and the drivers on them.

If we put as much effort into making our roads safe as other countries did we could achieve remarkable results.

However, whatever way you look at it, the number of fatalities on UK roads has fallen and this is a good thing for all.

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