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Government slammed over road safety response
The Transport Select Committee has today said the Department for Transport has “wasted an opportunity to demonstrate focus and leadership on road safety” as the Government responds to its report on road safety.
The TSC has today published the DfT’s response to its road safety report – and stated that it finds the response ‘disappointing’.
Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee, said the response contained lots of generalised talk and this should ”not be allowed to hide central government’s responsibilities to keep local authorities, the police, other agencies and the public fully focused on delivering significant and sustained improvements in road safety.
“I am particularly disappointed that the Government hasn’t accepted the committee’s recommendation to initiate an independent review of driver training, especially given the high casualty rate for young drivers.”
Ellman said that too many people were still being killed on our roads despite government claims that faster reductions in the critical 17-24 age group were being achieved than for drivers overall.
“With 4,894 people killed or seriously injured in reported accidents involving young car drivers in 2011, including 1,552 young car drivers themselves, too many young people are still suffering on our roads every year.”
The TSC launched its report back in June, after 2011 saw the first increase in road fatalities since 2003: 1,901 people were killed on our roads.
This, said the TSC, should be a ‘wake-up call for Government to step up and provide stronger leadership on road safety’.
The government is apparently to roll out more proposals to improve young driver safety and the TSC has vowed to monitor these closely.
“We will also be watching closely over the coming months to see if the Department provides significant pro-active leadership in other areas of road safety not least that relating to cyclists and motorcyclists.”
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