asked the Secretary of State for Transport when the Government's road safety review will be concluded; and if he will make a statement.
I have today sent a copy of the Review to the Chairman of the Transport Committee and will be placing copies in the Library of both Houses.The main conclusions in the report are
- —there is no simple formula for solving the problem of road accident casualties
- —there needs to be a deeper understanding in society of the existing dangers on the road and how to tackle them
- —more research is required, both to expand knowledge of the human factors at work in road accidents, and to develop insights for future progress
- —the key task is the substantive reduction of casualties among vulnerable road users occurring on roads in urban areas
- —the key strategy is the redirection of available resources towards measures—existing and potential, national and local—which are demonstrably cost-effective in terms of casualty reduction, particularly in the fields of road and vehicle safety engineering.