Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Reported road casualties Great Britain, main results: 2018, published on 25 July 2019, what recent steps he has taken to decrease the number of people killed on the roads.

Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Reported road casualties Great Britain, main results: 2018, published on 25 July 2019, what recent steps he has taken to decrease the number of people seriously injured on the roads.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government is committed to improving the safety of all road users. Reducing the numbers of those needlessly killed and injured on our roads is a key priority for the Department. Our recent publication of the Road Safety Statement – ‘A Lifetime of Road Safety’ describes in some detail the Department’s intention to undertake a set of actions in the coming years aimed at improving road safety. For example, one of those actions is for the Department to establish a rural roads working group to share experience on improving rural road safety and to work together to tackle the key issues.

The effectiveness of these measures will be kept under review.

The Road Safety Statement can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-safety-statement-2019-a-lifetime-of-road-safety

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