(PRWEB UK) 7 February 2013
The latest Department for Transport road casualty statistics released today show an increase in casualties for vulnerable road users.
IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig said: “It is reassuring to see an overall drop in the number of road casualties however this should not mask the increase of deaths and serious injuries for cyclists and pedestrians.”
“The rise in the number of fatal and serious accidents on minor and built-up roads is concerning. The government needs to think about which roads are the safest and where they should be dedicating their resources.”
The IAM would like to see:
Notes to editors:
1. The IAM is the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, dedicated to improving standards and safety in driving, motorcycle riding and cycling. The commercial division of the IAM operates through its occupational driver training company IAM Drive & Survive. The IAM has more than 100,000 members in the UK and Ireland. It is best known for the advanced driving test and the advanced driving, motorcycling and cycling courses. Its policy and research division offers advice and expertise on road safety.
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