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Safer Roads Fund

Safer Roads, 2021

The Road Safety Foundation financially supported by the RAC Foundation and the Department for Transport developed and delivered significant infrastructure improvements through The Safe Roads Fund programme  which initially focused on treating the 50 highest risk local A road sections* in England with remedial road safety engineering interventions. Together the Safer Roads Fund schemes are set to prevent around 1,450 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years. The value of prevention for the schemes is £550 million compared with the whole life cost of treatments of £125 million. The Benefit to Cost ratio for this portfolio of roads is estimated to be 4.4, meaning that for every £1 invested, £4.40 is returned in terms of societal benefit. This demonstrates how road safety interventions can compete favourably with other major transport projects.