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Councils reduce road safety expenditure

14th January 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

UK councils have reduced the amount of money they spend on road safety measures.

According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), the amount spent by councils on road safety, education and safe routes to schools fell by 18 per cent in 2011/12, and now stands at £105 million.

On the other hand, authorities across the country took over £411 million in parking charges during 2011/12, marking a rise of nearly 15 per cent from 2010/11.

Peter Box, a councillor and chairman of the Local Government Association's economy and transport board, said: "Regulating parking is essential to keep traffic flowing, pedestrians and motorists safe, roads clear for emergency services and business deliveries, deterring drivers from blocking roads and pavements, and ensuring people can park near their homes or local shops."

Despite the drop in spending, it is crucial for councils to provide effective safety signs where necessary, or they could be putting motorists' live in danger.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801521571-ADNFCR


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