Motorists undoubtedly face many hazards when on the road and RAC’s annual Report on Motoring reveals one of UK motorist’s biggest concerns when it comes to driving is road safety. Whilst road safety has come a long way since 1988 when seatbelts and airbags were not compulsory safety features in vehicles, an increased dependency on cars has meant there are a greater number of risks on our roads.
The new statistics show a third (33%) of motorist’s feel more dependent on their cars now than they did twelve months ago - a jump from 27% in 2017. Almost a quarter of drivers suggest the deterioration of public transport is to blame for this increase in vehicle dependency.
The report also reveals a number of road safety features and regulations that have been put into place over the last 30 years, from the first Gatso speed camera installed in 1992 on Twickenham Bridge, to the introduction of banning the use of handheld phones whilst driving. Despite this, UK motorists still regard the use of mobile phones at the wheel their second largest concern of 2018. After the 2016