Thursday, December 7

Six ways the Government plans to improve road safety



The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed a series of proposals in a bid to improve safety on Britain’s roads.

A series of consultations on each of the specific proposals will take place in 2016, and they could come into force over the next few years.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Britain has some of the safest roads in the world but we are always looking to improve that record.

“Today we are delivering common sense proposals that balance tougher penalties for dangerous drivers with practical steps to help youngsters and other more vulnerable groups stay safe on our roads.”

The proposals, outlined below, come after a series of new laws were introduced in 2015 – including a ban on smoking in cars containing children, and an increase in speed limits of heavy goods vehicles.

But further changes could be on the horizon, with the DfT proposing a £2 million in-depth research programme in how driving training could be improved.