Congratulations to all 2021 winners of the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards including EuroRAP member Road Safety Foundation from the United Kingdom (UK) for their Safe Roads Fund programme.
Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation worldwide. Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme.
SAFER ROADS FUND, UK
Safer Roads Award, 2021
The Road Safety Foundation financially supported by the RAC Foundation and the Department for Transport developed and delivered significant infrastructure improvements through The Safer Roads Fund programme which initially focused on treating the 50 highest risk local A road sections in England with remedial road safety engineering interventions.
Together the Safer Roads Fund schemes are set to prevent around 1,450 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years. The value of prevention for the schemes is £550 million compared with the whole life cost of treatments of £125 million. The Benefit to Cost ratio for this portfolio of roads is estimated to be 4.4, meaning that for every £1 invested, £4.40 is returned in terms of societal benefit. This demonstrates how road safety interventions can compete favorably with other major transport projects.
The development of the Safer Roads Fund was presented also through the Crash Risk Mapping examples in the UK during EuroRAP’s first Lunchtime seminar. Read more about that and see the recording of the presentation by Brian Lawton from the UK’s Road Safety Foundation HERE.
For all Prince Michael International Road Safety Award Winners 2021, click HERE.
For more information on the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards Scheme, click HERE.