Following the Government’s decision to delay publication of a new Road Safety Strategic Framework, David Davies, Executive Director of PACTS has written an opinion piece for the RSGB on the ‘absence of national leadership’ which he fears could lead to ‘more death and injury on the roads’.
He says: “Why is it so difficult for a government that has demonstrated ambition and delivery to come up with a strategy to kill far fewer people on the roads? This government has rolled out one of the fastest Covid vaccination programmes, announced an end to production of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and endorsed a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“By comparison, road safety should be slam-dunk! It need not be nearly as expensive or controversial as these bigger agendas. It just needs leadership – which seems to be sadly lacking.”