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Buses: Safety

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact of bus design on the risk of injuring pedestrians. (143408)

No specific assessment has been made but the Department is reviewing two related areas. The first review will identify the key safety issues with large passenger, goods and agricultural vehicles, and suggest cost-effective proposals to address them. The second review will improve our understanding of the nature, and underlying causes of trends in pedestrian accidents involving large passenger and goods vehicles.

The reports are expected to become available in the autumn, for consideration of appropriate further action.