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Traffic Management

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to improve traffic management to ease road congestion. (76591)

The Government have a number of initiatives to tackle road congestion, through a combination of investment, improved management, new technology and better information. Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 local authorities have greater duties to manage traffic on their road network, including co-ordinating street works. Newly created traffic officers are helping to keep traffic moving, and ease congestion and ensure safety primarily on English motorways.