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New Measures announced by UK Government

21 December 2015

RoadSafe welcomes the UK Department for Transport's announcement of  a raft of measures to further improve the safety of Britain’s roads.

The plan outlines how the government is delivering on its commitment to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads during this Parliament.

We are especially pleased to see a commitment to a £2 million in-depth research programme to identify the best possible driver education, training and behaviour-change interventions for learner and novice drivers.

We are also delighted that the government has committed to the Safe Systems approach, something that RoadSafe has been campaigning for.

The statement confirms the government's manifesto commitment to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed or injured on our roads every year and sets sets out the scope of forthcoming presented in a style used in the Global Plan for The Decade of Action:

  • road safety management
  • safer roads and mobility
  • safer vehicles
  • safer road users
  • post-crash response

The statement will be followed by a series of consultations on specific road safety issues. It’s useful for anyone interested in understanding the government’s approach to improving road safety.

The road safety statement is intended to cover road safety policy as governed by the Department for Transport within Britain.

New measures

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