?>

ROAD CASUALTIES RISE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST A DECADE

Share on :


Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin

Following yesterday’s (28th June 2012) announcement of the 2011 road casualty figures, road safety organisation and the number one for breakdown cover in the UK*, GEM Motoring Assist expresses its grave concern over the increase in road deaths after so many years of decline.

The Department for Transport’s report shows a significant 3 percent increase in road deaths, for the first time since 2003.  GEM, a member and continued supporter of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), sees the figures as a call-to-action for the Government.

David Williams MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, comments: “These figures are extremely disappointing and are a very sad reflection on how road safety appears to be considered as a low priority by the Government. It is of course impossible to point to one single cause for these increases but we believe that the absence of clear Government accident reduction targets, plus severe cuts in road safety and traffic policing budgets, have played a significant part.”

“The possible increase of motorway speed limits and the refusal to lower the Drink Drive limit also indicate very muddled thinking from the Government in terms of road safety,” David concludes.

The report also reveals that serious injuries rose by 2 percent (the first increase since 1994), car occupant deaths rose by 6 percent, pedestrian deaths by 12 percent and serious injuries among cyclists by 16 percent. For the full Department for Transport report visit bit.ly/N5QEIE

Latest News

Read more about the latest news

Festival Of Motoring Johannesburg South Africa

With a substantial list of exhibitors, partners and sponsors already on board and more joining each day, the Festival of Motoring 2022 is definitely the highlight of the motoring event

Breyten Odendaal

6 July, 2022

MG Electric Vehicles Headline At Auto Express Awards

The MG ZS EV has been named Affordable Electric Car of the Year at Auto Express’ prestigious New Car Awards ceremony in London. The Auto Express team recognised the ZS EV

Breyten Odendaal

6 July, 2022

Details About New Amarok World Premiere

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ premium pick-up celebrates its digital world premiere tomorrow, 7 July. Below you will find the key links to the premiere of the new Amarok, which starts at 10:00

Breyten Odendaal

6 July, 2022

© 2022 -

Main address: 11 Scafell Road 1709 Gauteng, South Africa