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Road Safety

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many local authorities, representing what percentage of the whole, have now set up road accident analysis and prevention units; if he will identify them; and what steps he is taking to encourage others to follow suit.

Setting up accident analysis and prevention units is the responsibility of local highway authorities: they do not have to report to me. My understanding is that about one third of authorities have no such arrangements. I have asked the TRRL to make a survey later this summer. The Department published a new manual of advice in December 1986 and supports training courses run by RoSPA. I welcome the current encouragement of road casualty reduction measures being offered by the local authority associations.