Welsh Framework sets ambitious targets

12.00 | 22 July 2013 | | 4 comments
The new Road Safety Framework for Wales published last week (22 July) sets a target for a 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads by 2020.

The framework, published by the Welsh Government, also includes targets for a 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists KSI and a 40% reduction in the number of young people (16-24 yrs) KSI in the same timeframe.

The Welsh Government is using the Framework to target the most at-risk groups – motorcyclists, young drivers and vulnerable road users - and will work with partners including the police, fire and rescue service, local authorities and the third sector, to achieve the reductions.

The Welsh Government’s vision, expressed in the Framework, is “a continued reduction in the number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads, with the ultimate aspiration of no fatalities”.

The Framework also includes a commitment to “understanding the links between road casualties and social deprivation, and seeking to address this”.

Click here to read the Framework.


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    Under 25s? Give them a free bus pass. They will be so familiar with public transport by the time it expires they may not bother to get a car.

    Penny Thorpe, Sudbrook
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    If you are going to drastically reduce the numbers of KSI of motorcyclists by 25%, then police the fast country roads where they are dying. By the way it is the over 35 plus age group that are at greatest danger. Have a police and road safety presence at local motorcycle stops and be proactive. That is if one has enough police officers to manage that.

    When it comes to car drivers then it’s the under 25s that need attention and measures are being put in place, particularly with the rural driver. If a young person wants a car and sees a black box as a means to affording the insurance, then let it work.

    bob craven Lancs
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    For young drivers, bring their driving licence regulations in line with those imposed on motorcyclists. Raise the age and introduce power restrictions in a tiered fashion as for motorbikes. Since 1990 there have been several changes for bikers but young male car drivers still remain the high risk category, but no rule changes have ever been imposed.

    Andy Cardiff
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    Start by getting some proper police presence on the roads to put a stop to poor driving and the alarming leveles of driving and texting. A continued rollout of primary school cycle training will help too.

    NIc, Cardiff
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