Kate Hollern – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Kate Hollern on 2015-10-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to reintroduce National Road Safety targets.

Andrew Jones

The Conservative Manifesto 2015 had a commitment to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed or injured on our roads every year. We are working closely with road safety groups to consider what more can be done and we believe that every death is a tragedy and is one too many.

The Government has not set road safety targets for local authorities or the police, and is not considering reinstating them. We do not believe that further persuasion is needed on the importance of road safety through “Whitehall knows best” diktats. However, local authorities and the police are free to set their own targets if they find this useful.