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June 2015: Written Questions

June 2015: Written Questions

3rd June Roads Bill Wiggin (North Herefordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce the number of potholes in Herefordshire. Andrew Jones: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport announced on 23 December 2014 funding allocations for local highway authorities in England between 2015/16 and 2020/21. This includes over £60 million for Herefordshire. This funding can be used to reduce […]

Disappointing increase in GB deaths and serious injuries in Reported Road Casualties GB: 2014

Disappointing increase in GB deaths and serious injuries in Reported Road Casualties GB: 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) today published their Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results 2014 which revealed that: There was an increase in the number of reported road deaths to 1,775 fatalities in 2014. This is 4% (62 deaths) higher than in 2013. It is the third lowest annual total fatalities on record after 2012 and 2013. The number of people seriously injured in accidents reported to the police […]

Transport Questions, 11th June

Transport Questions, 11th June

During the first transport questions held during this Parliamentary session, topics discussed relevant to transport safety were as follows:   Road Investment Strategy Stephen McPartland (Stevenage) (Con): What steps his Department is taking to deliver the road investment strategy. Stephen Metcalfe (South Basildon and East Thurrock) (Con): What steps his Department is taking to deliver the road investment strategy. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Andrew Jones): The road […]

Letter to Juncker on European serious injury target

Letter to Juncker on European serious injury target

More than 40 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims groups from across Europe, including PACTS, together with 11 members of the European Parliament have written to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to reverse a decision to drop the announcement of a new EU target to cut serious road injuries. The Letter makes the case for the European Commission to act in support of the Serious Injury target and to […]

Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020

Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020

The new UK Parliament road safety minister Andrew Jones MP told the May meeting of the Motorists Forum that the Department for Transport would be drawing up a new road safety strategy and action plan. Not wasting any time, seven road safety groups including PACTS have written to the minister with joint recommendation.  The Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020 can be downloaded here.