Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 14 November 2022.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of daily deaths on roads in England and Wales.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department announced in the summer of 2021 that we would devise a new Road Safety Strategic Framework which will include a new implementation plan to improve road safety. This will be published in due course.

Following a public consultation, on 29 June 2022 the Department announced that the Government intended to create a Road Safety Investigation Branch, with legislation in an upcoming Transport Bill.

The Department has also funded £100million through the Safer Roads Fund for safety improvements to the top 50 most dangerous roads in England over the past few years.

Local authorities hold the statutory duty on road safety, and therefore further investment to improve road safety will be being made at that level.

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