UK’s department for transport (DFT) is proposing road safety measures to ensure minimum road fatalities to meet EU targets for road safety.

Safety measures include reducing the speed limit to 20mph on residential roads and 50mph on single carriageway roads, identifying and creating road maps of accident prone areas and installing speed cameras.

The DfT aims to cut the number of deaths on its roads by a third, from the current rate of about 3,000 a year.

While, UK had the best road safety record in 2000, it fell to the fifth position behind Malta, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway in 2006 due to its failure to meet EU targets.

Public can express their views in the next 12 weeks for the proposed measures.