This briefing paper sets out the road safety powers which are devolved. It was compiled for PACTS by the Department for Transport, with assistance from Transport for London, Department of the Environment Northern Ireland, Transport Scotland, the Welsh Government and Road Safety GB. PACTS understands that there has been no significant change in these powers since this date. The briefing is available here.
Ministerial appointments and roles have now been released. Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin (MP for Derbyshire Dales) will remain in his position as Secretary of State for Transport at the DfT. Andrew Jones now has responsibility for road safety, national and local roads; Claire Perry continues with the main rail safety responsibilities; Robert Goodwill remains aviation minister; and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has aviation security. The details. The ministerial team includes two incumbent ministers: Robert Goodwill […]
2nd March Roads: Accidents Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of road traffic incidents in which a vehicle was damaged and a pedestrian or cyclist was at fault in each of the last three years. Mr Robert Goodwill: The Department only holds information on accidents involving personal injury. The number of reported personal injury road accidents where […]
A new report and ‘road safety dashboard’ published today by PACTS and Direct Line Car Insurance calculates the casualty rates for residents of each parliamentary constituency relative to the local population. (Report Available here) The Parliamentary Constituency Road Safety Dashboard, published in the run up to the General Election on 7 May, is intended to make it easier for MPs to see the road casualty picture in their constituency. Using […]