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Road Safety

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what action he has in hand to improve road safety.

Safer travel is a key objective of the Department's activities. This is reflected in the wide range of matters covered in the roads White Paper last April. Looking to the future, we have just completed a review of road safety with a view to directing available resources towards the most effective possible measures—existing and potential, national and local — for the reduction of casualties. Road safety must be everybody's concern. An immediate target for action is the drinking driver. I gave details of the Department's latest campaign on drinking and driving to the hon. Member for Houghton and Washington (Mr. Boyes) earlier today.