In this report the committee of public accounts examines the Department of Transport on the respective responsibilities of central and local government for road safety; on the relevant economic considerations and on the implementation of improved road safety measures. Also included are the minutes of evidence of the committee and notes, answers and memos from the Department of Transport and the automobile association. The main conclusions and recommendations are: 1) present levels of road accidents remain both socially and economically unacceptable; 2) reduction targets are welcome and must be pursued; 3) road safety planning and priorities are not applied consistently by the local authorities; 4) there must be more positive steps to coordinate the road safety activities and resources of central and local government, motoring associations and road safety organizations; 5) the data for estimating the cost of road accidents must be updated; 6) public expenditure provision for road safety must be analysed and identified separately and the results published; 7) higher priority will be given by the Department of Transport to low cost road engineering schemes; 8) speed limit enforcement is a matter of concern; 9) the Department of Transport must monitor drunken driving statistics; 10) wider use of rear seat belts by adults should be encouraged; 11) high priority should be given to road safety education and road engineering schemes to reduce the serious level of accidents to child pedestrians.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1989-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-10-214289-0
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM