HC Deb 06 April 1987 vol 114 c48W
Mr. Mudd

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many local authorities, representing what percentage of the whole, have now set up road accident analysis and prevention units; if he will identify them; and what steps he is taking to encourage others to follow suit.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Setting up accident analysis and prevention units is the responsibility of local highway authorities: they do not have to report to me. My understanding is that about one third of authorities have no such arrangements. I have asked the TRRL to make a survey later this summer. The Department published a new manual of advice in December 1986 and supports training courses run by RoSPA. I welcome the current encouragement of road casualty reduction measures being offered by the local authority associations.