The future of roads policing

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The future of roads policing

The UK has the reputation of having some of the safest roads in the world. Yet there is increasing evidence that they are becoming more dangerous. On average around 25,000 people are killed or seriously injured on our roads each year.

Between 2010 and 2014 numbers of traffic officers fell by 22 per cent (and by a further 18 per cent between 2015 and 2019). The most recent data shows a five per cent rise in fatality rates, the first significant increase in 40 years.

This report calls for clear and unambiguous national leadership and a whole-system approach to improving road safety so that we can work towards a future where no one dies on our roads.

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