The Government’s casualty reduction targets for 2010, compared with the 1994-98 average, are:
- A 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions.
- A 50% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured.
- A 10% reduction in the slight casualty rate, expressed as the number of people slightly injured per 100 million vehicle kilometres.
View ‘Tomorrow’s roads – safer for everyone’ (opens new window), a Department for Transport publication, which outlines these targets.
In this section, you can find out about:
- The penalties and dangers of drink and drug driving.
- What may happen if you are involved in a collision.
- The role of the police after a collision.
- Insurance issues after a collision.
- Fatal collisions.
- Bad driving incidents.
Victim Support operates in many areas and sometimes becomes involved with victims of more serious collisions. Their volunteers are trained to provide information, advice and general support. They can also help you to get professional help if you need it. Call 0845 303 0900 or visit the Victim Support website (opens new window).
You may consider taking proceedings to a civil court. Consult the Citizens Advice Bureau (opens new window) or a solicitor for advice. Further information is available from The Law Society 'Accident Line', a free initial consultation service on compensation claims. Call free on 0800 192 939 or visit the Accident Line website (opens new window).