Road safety powers and devolution: summary of responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities for road safety policy and laws in the United Kingdom, to accompany the 'British road safety statement'.


Road safety powers and devolution: accompanying document to the British road safety statement

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This guidance summarises the elements of road safety policy and law that are covered by the British road safety statement. It outlines the responsibilities of:

  • the Scottish and Welsh governments
  • the Northern Irish Executive
  • local authorities

The ‘British road safety statement’ covers road safety policy as governed by the Department for Transport.

Published 21 December 2015