In 2000 the Government released a national road safety strategy called 'Tomorrow's Roads – Safer for Everyone'. The strategy set targets for casualty reduction across Great Britain by the year 2010, compared with the 1994-98 average.
Great Britain casualty reduction targets by the year 2010 compared with the 1994-98 average:
- A 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured
- A 50% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured
- A 10% reduction in the slight casualty rate (the number of people slightly injured per 100 million vehicle kilometres)
The table below shows progress towards the Great Britain 2010 casualty reduction targets, compared with the 1994 - 1998 average, at 2008.
Progress towards the 2010 Great Britain casualty reduction targets
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Source: Road Casualties in Great Britain Main Results: 2008, DfT.