Commenting on the Reported Road Casualty statistics published by the DfT 25 July 2019, Charlie Norman, Director at Drivetech, part of the AA, said:
“We note the DfT published provisional road casualty statistics for 2018 this morning, the main observation being that things have just not fundamentally improved in road deaths or serious injuries on our roads in the last seven or eight years.
With the new Prime Minister making the bold commitment to increase police numbers by 20,000 in his inaugural speech on taking office, and the publication in the last week of the Government’s 2 year Road Safety Plan and a separate review of Roads Policing announced, DriveTech, as a leading driver risk management and driver training organisation focused on road safety, is optimistic that the focus will return to help drive down these unpalatable figures.
We hope Grant Shapps, the newly appointed Transport Secretary, can also make sure this issue is clearly identified on his agenda for change. We continue to make our contribution by training business drivers to be better and safer, and supporting the police across the country with the delivery of driver offender retraining courses.”