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Safety organisations have offered some suggestions to local authorities on how to spend their travel budgets, which could make the roads safer for approved used car drivers.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has joined with Road Safety Great Britain, the Institute of Road Safety Officers and other organisations to publish the Making it Count guidance.

This guidance sets out some of the things councils should consider when planning road safety budgets - such as the economic benefits of accident-free roads and the legal obligations for local authorities to ensure drivers and pedestrians are safe.

"We know that spending is being cut and that road safety cannot be completely protected from that … This guidance will help local authority decision-makers understand why road safety funding shouldn’t just be slashed across the board," commented Kevin Clinton, RoSPA's head of road safety.

Road safety charity Brake recently said road deaths cost the UK economy £33 billion last year.ADNFCR-2576-ID-800087167-ADNFCR

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