Bid to improve road safety could 'save car insurance holders' lives'

Friday, 23 July 2010

Car insurance policyholders could benefit from new plans which are aimed at reducing the number of road deaths within the European Union (EU).

The plans, which hope to halve the number of deaths across the EU, should in turn improve UK road safety, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

This could lead to a reduction in the number of accidents involving motor insurance policyholders.

A new European Commission report has revealed that the lowest road fatality rate by population in any EU member state was in the UK.

Last year, there were 38 deaths per million inhabitants, down 35 per cent in 2001.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA's head of road safety, said: "Moving forward together on road safety is good for the EU. States have much they can learn from each other. Given its position as a road safety leader, the UK can share a lot from its experience, but we must remember that there are important lessons for us too."

The RoSPA works to promote road safety and help prevent accidents on the UK's roads.

Posted by Noel Martin

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