Road Traffic: Death and Injuries

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 18 May 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government plans to take to meet the target of the UN General Assembly resolution 74/299 on reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 per cent by 2030.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government takes road safety very seriously and supports the aims of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution to launch a second decade of action and to prevent 50 percent of road traffic deaths and injuries. The Government was active in the negotiations to draft this important international document and continues to support activities that promote road safety both domestically and internationally and which support the aims of this Resolution.

While UK roads continue to be among the safest in the world, we can never afford to be complacent or relax efforts to improve what we do. Reducing the numbers of those needlessly killed and injured on our roads is a key priority for this Department. The Road Safety Statement, ‘A Lifetime of Road Safety’ published in July 2019, describes many actions that will contribute towards safer road use for everyone including drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

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