Check road safety records

Roads that look safe may not be

 A seemingly wide straight safe road has been the scene of a tragic accident

The number of accidents is going down in the UK. But this is mainly because cars are much safer. There is more protection for car passengers.

Drivers however still make mistakes. Roads that appear to be safe may not be.

Local accident statistics can be checked. You can also look at the traffic counts for local main roads. The likelihood and severity of an accident is considerably reduced when a vehicle is travelling at 20 mph compared with 40 mph.

Information sheet Road safety records has more.