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Safety initiative reduces collisions on M1

28 Aug 2019

Safety initiative reduces collisions on M1

HGV supercabs stopped over 200 dangerous drivers

HE_safetyweekA Highways England initiative to improve road safety on the M1 helped to reduce collisions by almost a third.

In May this year, three HGV supercabs spent a week on the motorway to capture dangerous driving. They were used by six police forces.

What impact did the initiative have?

Highways England found that during the initiative, incidents fell from 90 during the previous week to 64 during the week of action.

So the week of action helped reduce collisions by almost a third.

What issues did they find?

  • 57 drivers on mobile phones
  • 37 drivers not wearing seatbelts
  • 26 drivers who were driving carelessly or not in proper control of their vehicle

There were 133 traffic offence reports and five prosecutions – for the most serious offences.

Highways England is now planning similar safety initiatives for other motorways across England.

Read more - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/m1-safety-week-reduces-collisions-by-a-third