The number of traffic fatalities in the UK is expected to rise to 10,000 a year by 2030, according to the Government.
But what’s the biggest obstacle to getting people to drive?
The latest road toll figures for 2015 reveal the number of road deaths rose by almost 12 per cent in the last year.
The figures also show that traffic deaths rose a further 17 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the average road toll rising to about 5,000.
What are the key reasons why drivers kill themselves?
The latest data from the Government suggests a number of factors may be to blame.
Highway safety groups say there are also signs that some drivers are becoming more complacent.
In a bid to make driving safer, the Government introduced a ‘safety bonus’ scheme in the winter of 2015-16.
Drivers earning £10,000 or less a year are exempt from paying tolls.
They are also exempt from the toll penalty if they drive on the National Highway 1 and 2, which are the most dangerous highways in the country.
On the National Tollway, motorists can claim £10 for every kilometre they drive.
So what’s driving safer?
One of the big problems drivers are facing is the introduction of new technologies.
Most people now rely on their smartphones to track their position on the roads.
It’s also possible to send a text message to warn a passing vehicle when they are approaching.
These technologies mean that the vast majority of road crashes are now happening on roads with new, high-tech equipment.
There are also new laws being introduced in the USA to make it illegal for people to pass vehicles on the wrong side of the road.
This means that drivers can’t overtake and pass vehicles that are travelling at more than 70mph.
However, these new laws don’t apply in the US.
What are some of the other factors driving road deaths in the U.K.?
Traffic accidentsThe latest numbers also show a rise in road deaths, with more than 10,300 people dying on the motorway last year and almost 7,400 killed on the highway.
A separate study from the University of York last year found that about one in four British people are killed on a road.
This is despite the fact that Britain has a population of around 1.3 billion people.
Over half of British people have never driven a car.
The U.S. has seen a rise of nearly 10 per cent to 3,400 road deaths a year, while the number is still down from more than 8,000 deaths in 2010.
What do you think of the latest statistics?
Have you noticed a rise or fall in road fatalities?
Do you think road deaths are increasing?
What do people want from roads?
Do they drive safely?
What is the safest way to drive in the future?
Are there any things you do or don’t like to do on your commute?
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