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Road safety

The previous Government commissioned Sir Peter North to head an independent review of measure available to combat drink and drug driving. Sir Peter’s report covers a wide range of issues and makes 51 detailed recommendations, which we need to consider carefully with other Government departments. In doing so, it is important to investigate fully the economic impact of any suggested changes to the law, taking account of the current financial and economic situation. The second three-year review of the government’s Road Safety Strategy “Tomorrow’s Roads: Safer for Everyone” committed to the establishment of a Road Safety Delivery Board. The Board consists of senior members of the agencies responsible for delivering road safety on the ground. Through their expertise and contacts, and in dialogue with each other, the Board’s task is to spread best practice and tackle obstacles. As the name implies, the Board’s overwhelming focus is on delivery on the ground. To further support local highway authorities in delivering casualty reduction targets locally, an annual £4million Road Safety Partnership Grant Scheme was launched at the end of October 2006, inviting bids from all local highway authorities in England. How and why the Department for Transport is committed to reducing the number of injuries and fatalities caused by excessive or inappropriate speed. This section incorporates information and guidance about the use and management of safety cameras (speed cameras and red light cameras) in the UK. DfT road safety research projects covering the behaviour of drivers and other road users, and measures that can be taken to promote greater road safety. Road deaths and injuries are a 365-days a year problem and road safety professionals and emergency services work tirelessly year-round to stop the tragedies. Awareness raising national events such as Road Safety Week can help give education, promotion or enforcement campaigns a boost with greater coverage in...
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