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Call for road safety "election pledge"

13 March 2015

RoadSafe in alliance with the UK's leading road safety organisations, has written to the political parties asking them to “include road safety as an election pledge” within their manifestoes, and to make a commitment from any future government to “reinvigorate efforts” with regard to road safety.

The letter is also signed by representatives from AIRSO, IAM, PACTS, The Road Safety Foundation, Road Safety GB and RoSPA. It has been distributed to the main political parties.

It calls on the new government to adopt the “safe systems and vision zero approach”, and to support the inclusion of a “global road safety target” to halve road traffic fatalities by 2030.

The letter says the “enormous commitment and willingness from road safety professionals” should be matched by “an equal determination from government to continue the effort to reduce death and injuries on our roads and to maintain the UK's high profile around the world in this area”. It concludes with an offer to all parties to help them draft a manifesto statement, and provide “a range of options which should be considered for inclusion in future government policy on road safety”. 

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