Interventions to reduce road traffic collisions and casualties should be considered alongside other health improvement activity, such as increasing physical activity, reducing obesity through walking and cycling promotion, and encouraging community cohesion. The challenge is to reduce road traffic danger while improving population health and wellbeing. Safe roads and routes which encourage cycling and walking and discourage car use can support improvements in health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.
The Department for Transport English Road Safety Comparison website provides information on road traffic accidents that is easily accessible in a straightforward way, so that you can form your own assessment of what’s happening in your locality. This includes local authority profiles and comparisons and accident maps.