Roads: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 17th June 2013.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce casualties of pedestrians and cyclists as a result of road traffic accidents.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Initiatives to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety include 20 mph zones, countdown crossings, Bikeability training, £107 million of additional investment in cycling infrastructure over the last year, including £35 million to tackle dangerous junctions for cyclists.

The European New Car Assessment Programme is increasing the rate at which collision avoidance technologies are brought to market and autonomous emergency braking systems capable of reacting to pedestrians and cyclists are under development.

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