The United Kingdom is widely recognised as having amongst the safest roads in the world, with fewer than 3 road deaths per 100,000 people. Statistics show that fewer than 10% of road traffic accident (RTA) fatalities now involve an HGV and just 2% of RTAs of all severities involve an HGV.
This is of course good news for all road users and especially for professional drivers and individuals for whom driving is an everyday part of their working day.
So why is road safety improving? There are lots and lots of factors contributing to this positive trend including tight legislation, strict law enforcement, attitudes towards drink driving and smartly-designed infrastructure. The rapid introduction of new technologies has also had a positive impact; whether that tech has been introduced directly by vehicle manufacturers or by suppliers in the aftermarket.
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