PACTS Chair Barry Sheerman MP is the primary sponsor of Early Day Motion (EDM) 536 on the topic of ‘Road Safety Week’; tabled on 21.11.14 .
The EDM states:
“That this House welcomes National Road Safety Week, 17 to 23 November 2014; notes the contribution of many public and private sector organisations to the reduction in road casualties over several decades; further notes particularly the decision this week of the Scottish Parliament to lower the drink drive blood alcohol limit; further notes the inquiry by the Transport Safety Commission, UK Transport Safety – who is responsible?; is concerned that the number of road deaths in Great Britain in the 12 months to June 2014 has shown an increase; and calls on the Government to redouble its efforts to improve safety for all road users.”
The EDM was also sponsored by Sir Peter Bottomley, Richard Shepherd, Mark Durkan, John McDonnell and Lady Hermon. It has so far received 27 signatories and more information is available on the parliamentary website.