Policy paper

Road safety statement: building a safer road system

The government’s commitment to improve road safety and reduce the number of people killed or injured on the roads every year.

Documents

Working together to build a safer road system: British road safety statement (web version)

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Working together to build a safer road system: British road safety statement (print version)

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The government has a manifesto commitment to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed or injured on our roads every year. This ‘British road safety statement’ sets out the scope of forthcoming actions on:

  • road safety management
  • safer roads and mobility
  • safer vehicles
  • safer road users
  • post-crash response

The statement will be followed by a series of consultations on specific road safety issues. It’s useful for anyone interested in understanding the government’s approach to improving road safety.

The road safety statement is intended to cover road safety policy as governed by the Department for Transport within Britain.

Guidance summarising the responsibilities for road safety policy and laws in the United Kingdom is available.

In accordance with the statement a capacity review was completed on 28 June 2018.

Published 21 December 2015