Automotive industry receives award

The automotive industry has been honoured for its contribution to road safety in the country with The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

The award has been collected on behalf of the automotive industry by theSociety of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) from the HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

The award recognises the significant decline in road death figures, which have fallen 58% since 1989. TheDepartment for Transport says this figure is mainly a result of better vehicle security.

Paul Everitt, chief executive for theSMMT, said: "On behalf of the automotive industry, I am proud to accept this award, which recognises the significant contribution the automotive industry has made to vehicle safety.

"Today, vehicles have never been safer and vehicle manufacturers are pioneering new technologies to further improve occupant protection and reduce the risks for other road users."

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