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Roads safer but more is needed

Britain’s roads are getting safer but with some still 10 times more dangerous than others, campaigners have called on the Government to invest more money to cut deaths.

According to the latest report from the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) and The AA Motoring Trust, 8% of Britain’s roads are ranked as high or medium-high danger.

Motorways are twice as safe as dual carriageways and five times safer than single carriageways.

One-third of deaths and serious injuries on single and dual carriageways happen at junctions, while roads through villages or the outskirts of towns have five times as many collisions as rural roads.

The trust believes that if safety measures were put in place that halved the accident risk on high and medium-high danger roads, it would save 50 lives and 300 serious injuries a year.

Bert Morris, director of The AA Motoring Trust, said: ‘People continue to be killed and badly injured because simple and affordable measures that dramatically reduce risk are not being put in place.

We would not tolerate this on our railways, or in the air, so why do we tolerate it on our roads?’

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