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Roads (Legislation)

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he is yet in a position to announce the introduction of legislation to implement the proposals in "The Road User and the Law".

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what administrative action has been taken so far to implement proposals contained in "The Road User and the Law".

Further to the answer I gave my hon. Friend on 10 May, Vol. 172, col. 215, responses to the consultation papers on drivers' physical fitness and rehabilitation are now being considered. A feasibility study on enhanced data linkages between the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the police national computer has recently been completed. In the light of its recommendations, work is now in hand to achieve police access to driver records. This will provide a valuable aid to improved enforcement of road traffic law.