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5 April 2013

Although the UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, government accepts that more can be done to prevent deaths and serious injuries.The DfT has published a summary of government actions to achieve a further reduction in death and injury.  This covers a wide range of road safety issues including drink and drug driving, speed limits, cyclists' safety, road safety education for children, motorcycle safety, uninsured drivers, driver and rider driving test standards, driver and rider training and training and assessment of instructors.

By improving the skills and attitudes of drivers and riders, and providing better safety education, the government accepts that it can further reduce the cost of emergency services, health and welfare services, insurance, traffic congestion, as well as the personal cost to people affected by road collisions. Central to its programme is the Think campaign which aims to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.
 

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