Home Menu Search

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

Related news, events and information

British 2019 Action Plan

19 July 2019 – The Department for Transport has set out a major package of measures to reduce the number of people killed and...

Strategic Framework for Road Safety

11 May 2011 – The Uk's Startegic Framework for Road Safety published to coincide with the launch of a Decade of Action sets...

Car occupant safety improving

17 November 2010 – The number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) in cars has fallen by 9%, according to the latest...

London Tackles Pedestrian Safety

4 April 2014 – Over six million journeys are made on foot in London every day and millions of people take to the streets as...

More needs to be done to protect road users says RoSPA

25 September 2015 – Story from RoSPA. Statistics released by the Department for Transport show an increase in the number of people...

Business Champions are Cornerstone of Government Campaign

18 December 2007 – The 'Driving for Better Business' initiative and its 'business champions' are the cornerstone of the...

Road safety: recent progress and future work

14 June 2018 – You may well have seen the recent road safety announcements made by the Prime Minister regarding; A...

New plan to improve safety for Motorcyclists

25 July 2008 – Plans to tackle the numbers of motorcyclists killed or injured on Britain 's roads were published today by Road...

The number of deaths on Britain's roads in decline

23 June 2010 – The wider road safety community and the public should take credit for the 12% drop road deaths announced today....