Government publish report into local road safey delivery.

Independent research into local road safety, commissionedby the DfT, highlights concerns over staff and funding cuts, data analysis andco-ordination between stakeholders

According to a LocalGov.co.uk news report, independent research into local road safety, commissioned by the DfT, highlights concerns over staff and funding cuts, data analysis and co-ordination between stakeholders.

LocalGov.co.uk says that the three-year project, carried out by AECOM in association with the Tavistock Institute, also found ‘a shift towards route- and area-based treatments, and increasing consideration of specific groups such as motorcyclists, through targeted interventions’.

The report, Delivery of Local Road Safety, says that ‘staff reductions and restructuring are leading to the loss of established core functions and skills, and management input’, and that ‘staff turnover and a lack of succession planning continue to be central threats to effective delivery’.

Mike Penning, road safety minister, said: “We hope the report will be of interest to local authorities who are responsible for decisions on local road safety delivery and evaluation.”

Richard Redfern, AECOM’s regional director for transportation, said: “The evaluation demonstrated that road safety is a complex matter that requires the involvement of numerous agencies, such as the police, fire and rescue services, the Highways Agency, health authorities and other stakeholders.”

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