Dangerous Driving

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th October 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Office on hit-and-run collisions in (a) Coventry and (b) England.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Enforcement of road traffic collisions is a matter for the Police. More widely, in June the Government announced its intention to deliver a more strategic approach to preventing deaths and serious injuries on our roads. The Department for Transport is developing a two-year action plan which will focus on four priority user groups – young people, rural road users, motorcyclists and older vulnerable users.

A refreshed road safety statement will also be informed by early lessons from the new road collision investigation pilot - a £480,000 partnership between police forces and the RAC Foundation to trial an innovative approach to road collision investigation, carrying out more in-depth, qualitative analysis of the underlying causes of road safety incidents in order to get a better understanding of what is really causing collisions on UK roads.

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