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Roads: Accidents

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 291049, tabled on 25 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Reported road casualties Great Britain, main results: 2018, published on 25 July 2019, what recent steps he has taken to decrease the number of people seriously injured on the roads.

Answered on

4 October 2019

The Government is committed to improving the safety of all road users. Reducing the numbers of those needlessly killed and injured on our roads is a key priority for the Department. Our recent publication of the Road Safety Statement – ‘A Lifetime of Road Safety’ describes in some detail the Department’s intention to undertake a set of actions in the coming years aimed at improving road safety. For example, one of those actions is for the Department to establish a rural roads working group to share experience on improving rural road safety and to work together to tackle the key issues.

The effectiveness of these measures will be kept under review.

The Road Safety Statement can be viewed at