After my post http://revk.www.me.uk/2011/11/knee-jerk-reaction-government.html I am pleasantly surprised to find that 5 deaths a day on UK roads is news!
Well done BBC - with an interactive map of road deaths...
"Britain has one of the best records in the world for road casualties.
However, hundreds still die on the roads every year. In 2010, the police
recorded 1,850 deaths, 22,660 people seriously injured and 184,138 who
received light injuries."