ROAD SAFETY CASUALTY REDUCTION - TARGETING THE FUTURE. A CONSULTATION PAPER ABOUT THE OPTIONS FOR FUTURE ROAD SAFETY TARGETS

This document is a consultation paper about the options for future road safety targets in Great Britain. It invites views on the type of road safety target that could be adopted for the period after the year 2000, when the present target is superseded. It does not seek views on the numerical value of any target, which will need to be considered after collecting views on the type of target. Although the Government's road safety and transport policy thinking have evolved since targets were set for the year 2000, improving transport safety remains a priority. A new target should be effective in practice, thus challenging but not seeming unattainable. Thus there should be a headline target, but there is a strong case for also having key areas for action or sub-targets. The main options for the headline target are basing it on: (1) total number of casualties; (2) number of fatalities and serious injuries; (3) statistically weighted casualties, perhaps with weighting related to severity; (4) casualties per unit distance travelled; (5) casualties per unit population; (6) different transport modes; or (7) reduction in some other measure of risk or danger. Some of these options may be more suitable as sub-targets. Other issues include length of target baseline, and whether the target should run to 2005, 2010, 2015, or later.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department for Transport, England

    Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street
    London,   England  SW1P 4DR
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1997 12:00AM