Roads: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase driver awareness of the dangers facing (a) cyclists, (b) motorcyclists and (c) other vulnerable road users.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

On 22 November the Government’s response to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS): safety review call for evidence was published. The response sets out a vision and a two year plan of action to help deliver the Government’s commitment to increasing cycling and walking and making our roads safer for vulnerable road users, including cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. Among the key measures in the action plan, the Government has committed to reviewing the guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for vulnerable road users.

In addition, the forthcoming refreshed Road Safety Statement will focus on four priority user groups including young road users, motorcyclists, older road users and rural road users.

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