HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 c593W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how he proposes to improve road safety in the vicinity of schools in Deeside. [24157]

Mr. Hain

Children are a road safety priority. Road safety education is an integral part of our approach to reducing road accidents amongst all school children complementing publicity, enforcement and engineering measures. For example, we provide the services of the Traffic Education Adviser for Wales to promote road safety education, particularly through the medium of the Welsh language. We are also supportive of projects which encourage children to take the bus to school or walk and cycle in safety.

I have established the Welsh Transport Advisory Group to provide advice on the development and implementation of an integrated and sustainable transport policy for Wales. The Advisory Group are looking specifically at Safe Routes to School initiatives and will be advising shortly on action which might be taken in this area.

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