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Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Campaigns and Elections Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on England's roads.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The British Road Safety statement sets out the Department for Transport’s vision, values and priorities in relation to British road safety. This has led to a significant programme of activity including, providing £175 million to improve England’s 50 most dangerous roads, increasing penalties for drivers using hand held mobile phones, consulting on allowing learner drivers on motorways and improving motorcycle training. The statement can be viewed on gov.uk.

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