- Eurorap GB finds that 63% of road deaths and serious injuries happen on single carriage roads 

 

According to a report published by the Road Safety Foundation entitled 'Saving lives for less', approximately 2 out of 3 fatalities or severious injuries occur on single carriage rural roads, where usually there are no barriers to protect against a run-off crash against static objects like trees.  To test the likely impact of a crash against a tree, the TV show 'Fifth Gear' peformed a controlled head-on collision of a 5 star EuroNCAP rated car against a tree at a speed of 90km an hour.  The results show that, even when driving a vehicle which conforms to the highest standards, the severity of  such an accident, in the absence of a guardrail,  can very high.

 

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