Announcement The Westminster Government has today (Monday 21st December) published its road safety statement. Working Together to Build a Safer Road System. British Road Safety Statement is intended to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitment “to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed or injured on our roads every year”. With the House of Commons in recess, transport minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon informed Parliament: “My […]
The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme lists the DfT’s priority projects for monitoring and evaluation with information about their activities to date. This is part of the 2013 Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. The 2015 update contains a number of points relating to road safety, including roads reform, drug-driving, 20mph speed limits and driver offender retraining. A PDF of the briefing is available for download here.
On the 25th November the HM Treasury will produce the Comprehensive Spending Review, which is likely to include further cuts to local authority budgets. Therefore, a coalition of road safety and road user groups, including PACTS, have produced Making Road Safety Count, a document designed to demonstrate the value of providing effective road safety services and to encourage Local Authorities to protect road safety spending, as much as possible, in the current economic […]
The European Transport Safety Commission has released a briefing on the joint trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union and the United States known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential impacts on vehicle safety. The briefing is available here on the ETSC website.
Roads Minister, Andrew Jones MP says “he will not rule out any measure that could saves lives”. These include safer rural roads, guidance to local authorities on achieving the maximum reduction in road accidents per pound spent, learning from the very best safety regimes around the world, reviewing penalties for mobile phone use by drivers and continuing the roll out of drug-drive enforcement. He was speaking at the Brake/Direct Line Parliamentary reception, hosted […]