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'Tackling the Deficit: At what cost to road safety?'

24 October 2010

The report says that road safety in the UK is at a cross roads, and urgent action is needed to ensure that road deaths and casualties continue to fall beyond 2010.

A key area of concern raised is the Government’s move towards decentralisation, which will reduce the role of central government and increase the power of local government with regard to road safety delivery. The report argues that this could lead to a reduction in the level of ring-fencing applied to funding and spending decisions.

The report concludes that while the Government understandably wishes to use the CSR as a means to reduce the budgetary deficit, this must not be at the expense of safety.

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