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According to BT the rate of fatal accidents involving HGV’s fell in 2014.

They go on to explain that the rate has fallen by 43% in a decade, with just 240 fatal accidents recorded in 2014, which is almost half of the 2005 figure. It just shows that safe roads can benefit everyone!

Christopher Snelling, head of national and regional policy for the Freight Transport Association, said: “The logistics industry is committed to improving its performance on road safety through new innovations in vehicle design and better driver education.

“Whilst this has been a challenging year for road safety, these figures illustrate that our industry’s approach is making progress. We want to keep going as an industry to play our part in making road transport 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.