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Highways England – Fatality Study

Road Safety Management, 2016

A Fatality Study has been used to provide an in depth view of the causation factors of all deaths on the strategic network. Strongly aligned with the safe system approach, it alters the traditional thinking of 9 in 10 collisions being due to driver/ rider error proving that it is closer to 4 in 10. Infrastructure weakness plays a larger role than was previously believed.

This study has underpinned the case for a road safety investment of £150 million to achieve the ambition that “no one should be harmed when travelling or working on the strategic road network”.