Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 January 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) potential merits and (b) implications for his policies of Oslo's Vision Zero programme and its effect on road traffic fatalities.

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

The Department has not made an assessment.

The Department has adopted the Safe System approach to road safety that features elements of a Vision Zero approach. This is reflected in our 2019 Road Safety Statement, which focuses through its actions on three of the five pillars of the Safe System approach: safer people, safer vehicles and safer roads.

The effect of this approach should be to raise standards and improve coordination, so that avoidable road deaths and injuries are reduced to an absolute minimum.

The road safety statement can be viewed at

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