§ 17. Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures he intends to introduce to reduce the number of road accidents involving children; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
Cutting child casualties is one of our top road safety priorities. Since September we have introduced compulsory rear seat restraints, launched "conspicuity" and "safe route to school" campaigns, and are developing other safety measures which will benefit particularly child pedestrians and cyclists. I am looking to local authorities in their road safety plans to foster local initiatives with schools, hospitals, parents and all concerned with the safety and well-being of children.