In 2007, nearly 3,000 people were killed and 27,000 people were injured on the UK's roads. Nearly twenty per cent of those deaths involved single vehicle accidents where a vehicle loses control, leaves the carriageway and hits a roadside object such as a tree, wall, steel signpost or lighting column. However where vehicle crash safety has improved considerably, crash safety of the roadside environment is a comparatively new development.
This programme looks at the 'passively safe' crash-friendly roadside features, such as lightweight sign posts and columns that offer a much lower risk of personal injury when struck by a vehicle, that are now being installed alongside many of our roads.
About the contributors
David Milne is the author of The Passive Revolution Guidelines.
Andy Pledge is from the Passive Revolution - an organisation dedicated to encouraging the use of 'crash friendly' roadside furniture.