Fatal accidents involving HGVs fall by almost half in last decade25 September 2015

Annual reported road casualties data, released yesterday (24 September) by the government, reveals a significant drop in accidents involving HGVs over the past decade – but the Freight Transport Association is urging operators and drivers to remain vigilant.

Data shows that fatal accidents involving HGVs in 2014 were 43% lower than a decade ago and, for 2014, the number per billion lorry miles fell by 3.5%.

“While this has been a challenging year for road safety, these figures illustrate that our industry’s approach is making progress,” says Christopher Snelling, FTA’s head of national & regional policy and public affairs.

“We want to keep going as an industry to play our part in making road transport is as safe as it can be.

“Improved HGV vehicle designs and safety features, as well as improved driver training and management, will be part of this.”

Laura Cork

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