Inquiry into the Government’s Strategic framework for road safety: IET comments to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee.
Road safety targets help to create partnerships, concentrate on results and provide a catalyst for innovation. However, the new approach of ‘outcomes’ is at risk of creating a fragmented success rate across the country. The evidence shows that countries with road safety targets perform better in this area. The reduction in funding that accompanied the decentralised approach will have a profound impact on the strength of road safety departments. Technology can do much to help improve road safety and many of these already exist, but are yet to be deployed. Greater engagement is needed with the European Union to create a safe European road system, including the sharing of common data and road safety improvements.
Submission Details Submitted on 03 November 2011 to House of Commons Transport Select Committee