Roads: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th August 2019.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the 11 July 2019 Road Safety Foundation report that (a) local road safety in the UK has major structural weaknesses and (b) the lack of funding may compromise the ability of councils to fulfil their legal duties.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

We are grateful for the work done by the Road Safety Foundation and we will consider its findings and take action as needed.

On 13 June 2018, we published details of funding to improve 50 of England’s most dangerous A roads; many of these projects are now underway.

On 19 July this year, as part of the Road Safety Statement, we announced a Rural Roads Working Group to consider road safety issues specific to rural roads.

The Department will continue to work closely with the Safer Roads Foundation to identify further opportunities to improve road safety.

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