Motoring Offences Review - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:05 am on 7 July 2016.

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Photo of Lord Hamilton of Epsom Lord Hamilton of Epsom Conservative 11:05, 7 July 2016

My Lords, am I right that road deaths have been falling pretty steadily over the past few years, and will this be taken into account in the review?

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Chris Beazer
Posted on 11 Jul 2016 5:00 pm (Report this annotation)

Road deaths have been falling overall, but only because people are now using cars to travel relatively short distances which they used to walk or cycle, partly because they are afraid to use active travel. Deaths for vulnerable road users, particularly children, are increasing and the overall affect is that the death rate associated with motor vehicle traffic is increasing because of obesity and pollution.