The Road Safety Foundation of the UK has released a survey showing that the high cost of road fatalities can be minimised by making simple inexpensive improvements to the road network.

According to the survey, inexpensive engineering measures and upgrades such as improved signs, marking, surfacing and the use of anti-skid treatments on roads can improve the network.

The survey says the country can save about £18bn ($27bn) annually, which is 1.5% of GDP, by avoiding road crashes and the high costs of emergency services, hospitals and long-term care for the disabled.

The annual road tracking survey covered 28,000 miles of road revealing that 10% of the Britain’s motorways and roads are unacceptably prone to high risk.

The survey also says half of the fatal collisions happen on 10% of the road network of the UK, with the A573 Macclefield-Buxton set as the most persistently dangerous road.

Scotland has the highest average risk rating of all regions and the West Midlands is the safest region with the lowest average risk rating.

A40 Llandovery-Carmarthen Road tops the list of the ten most improved roads in UK.