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The A3100 Is One Of The UK’s ‘Most Improved’ Roads According to Report

Published on: 28 Nov, 2017
Updated on: 29 Nov, 2017

The A3100 Portsmouth Road from Artington to Milford has been rated as one of the top ten most improved roads in the UK, according to an analysis conducted by the Road Safety Foundation.

Deaths and serious injuries on the stretch of road fell by 73%, from 11 to just 3, between the three-year periods 2010-12 and 2013-15.

The improvements made were, “Resurfacing of various lengths of the road and two pedestrian crossing refuges.”

The charity has called on the government to spend an “immediate” £200million to tackle its “high risk” roads.

A press release from the RSF states: “Nationwide fatal and serious crashes on the top 10 ‘most improved roads’ roads fell by 74% from 145 to 37 between 2010-12 and 2013-15. This led to an annual economic saving for fatal and serious crashes of £17m in 2014 values, or £149,000 per kilometre, with a net present value worth approximately £125 million over 20 years.”

The foundation chairman, Lord Whitty said: “Last year’s innovative allocation of funds to tackle a portfolio of the 50 most dangerous roads in England enabled the introduction of a new systematic and proactive approach to cutting the social and economic cost of road crashes.

“It has been warmly welcomed by councils and authorities and ushers in a new era of best practice. Known high risks are identified through research. Roads are inspected along their length so that risks can be systematically identified and then removed, often before people are killed or hurt.”

Since 2012 the report has been funded by Britain’s third largest motor insurer, Ageas UK, since 2012. Chief Executive, Andy Watson, says: “Every day, Ageas deals with customers who have been involved in road crashes, and our employees support them through what can be a very distressing time. We want to help bring the number of road crashes towards zero.”

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  1. Jim Allen Reply

    November 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    A great shame about the other end (in Burpham) high levels of pollution, constant congestion, and high noise pollution. And, thanks to the Local Plan, soon to get worse…

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