The new road safety statement sets out the government’s vision, values and priorities for improving the safety of Britain’s roads.
The government is committed to investing in national road safety; this is not solely because of the tragic human consequences of road deaths and injuries. Safer roads and safer road users save lives, but they also help to reduce pressure on the NHS and emergency services, keep traffic moving and, as a result, keep our economy growing.
My honourable friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Andrew Jones, is today (21 December 2015) publishing a road safety statement that sets out the government’s vision, values and priorities for improving the safety of Britain’s roads. This statement describes the context of road safety in Britain today and the overarching scope of road safety activity for the government. It will be followed by consultations on specific issues as options are developed. The statement covers road safety policy within Britain as governed by the Department for Transport.
In the short and medium term, the main specific actions that we will take include: