How do we compare?
Norway performed the best in 2015 for the least number of road fatalities, however Sweden has averaged out with the least over the last 10 years.
While road safety charity PACTS found that Britain had the second least, they have advised certain improvements if we want to ensure people’s safety on the roads.
Britain has seen a high proportion of deaths on faster roads of 60mph and above, as well as more deaths per unit length of motorway. We also have a high ratio of 18-24 year old road-related deaths – a possible reflection of our lower driving age limit.
Worryingly, the charity also found that cars in the UK have lower Euro NCAP safety ratings compared to other countries. Pedestrian protection scores – one of the four grades in the Euro NCAP test scores – were also only 19th out of 28 European countries reviewed.