Roads: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th March 2022.

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Photo of Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding her Department provides to local authorities to support the delivery of effective road safety interventions.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Road safety is a priority for the Government and the Department for Transport is working with road safety stakeholders and local authorities to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads. We have some of the safest roads in the world, but the Government is not complacent and there is more work to be done.

The Secretary of State for Transport has committed to tackling dangerous cycling by making sure that we will be able to prosecute dangerous cyclists more easily. Our award-winning Safer Roads Fund has seen the Department funding local authorities £100 million across England to fix the 50 most dangerous “A-roads”. This fund is expected to save 1,500 lives over the next 20 years and is already improving safety for all road users.

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