Road Safety

Advice, Information & Resources

Roads are essential to our everyday lives. We all use them in some way, by driving, riding, walking or travelling as a passenger, and we depend on them to obtain goods and services.

Unfortunately, this comes at a price, which includes people being killed and injured. However, road deaths and injuries are not inevitable. The last few decades have demonstrated that effective and comprehensive road safety strategies can reduce the number of people killed or injured on the road, despite increasing traffic levels.

Great Britain now has one of the best road safety records in the world - but with around five people still dying on Britain's roads every day there is much more to be done.

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European-wide drive to push down the number of deaths on the road

Family safety charity RoSPA is calling on all road users to reflect on their behaviour and attitude as part of a European-wide push to reduce death and serious injuries.

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Road Safety Observatory

Road Safety Observatory

The Road Safety Observatory aims to provide easy access to independent road safety research and information for anyone working in road safety and for members of the public. Find out more.

Older Drivers Website

Older Drivers Website

Free advice to help older drivers to continue driving safely for as long as possible. Visit: