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Yesterday (16 November) was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, and this week (17-21 November) is UK Road Safety Week, organised by Brake, the road safety charity.  So it seems appropriate that we have a new infographic sent to us from Southside Motor Factors in Ireland with a snapshot of global road accident statistics.

Road safety is everyone’s issue, and it is essential that all road users play their part.  Paying attention to what you are doing and being aware of what’s going on around you are two areas which require no skills or training, but can make a massive difference to your own safety and that of others.  Brake’s slogan for Road Safety Week 2014 is “Look Out For Each Other”, and it’s something we can all apply – regardless of whether you are a car driver, cyclist, pedestrian, van driver, motorcyclist or lorry driver.

Road accident infographic - Part 1

Road accident infographic - Part 2

Road accident infographic - Part 3

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

1 Comment

  1. I am a drive safe lead campaigner in Hertfordshire England. Today is the 9/2/17 and the news has announced a new clinic for victims of Female genital mutilation, a cause worthy of focus and support, but a cause, nonetheless, that has seen zero prosecutions in a number of years. I myself suffer from a very painful but hardly supported gastric illness, which I accept as funds that are available for public spending should be used to help the largest numbers. It is for this reason that I am disheartened by, yet again, the lack of focus on road safety. This country kills around 10 people a day, of which around 4 are children. Isn’t this a more pressing issue? The facts are that is the huge numbers of people travelling a few mph above the speed limit that is the greatest issue. What can we do to help people understand this problem?

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