15 professional road safety organisations representing road safety officers, engineers, researchers and the private sector have submitted a joint memorandum to the Transport Select Committee for its inquiry into the Strategic Framework for Road Safety.
The initiative has been co-ordinated by PACTS and the groups have come together as a reflection of the collective work that goes in to achieve road safety outcomes – road safety is a shared responsibility and the joint memorandum reflects commitment to that approach.
The memorandum highlights the importance of targets for road safety which help to deliver higher levels of reductions in those countries that have set targets than in those that have not.
The memorandum also calls for a new duty to be placed on the secretary of state for transport to ensure the safety of roads in
James Gibson, Road Safety GB press & PR officer, said: “Producing this detailed collaborative submission to the inquiry into the Road Safety Framework is without doubt the right approach.
"I’m very grateful to PACTS for co-ordinating this detailed piece of work for the 15 organisations that are represented. It is essential to make our views known to the Transport Select Committee on this issue.”