HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc52-3W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Government's progress towards its targets of reducing the number of(a) road deaths and serious injuries by 40 per cent. and (b) child deaths and serious injuries on roads by 50 per cent. by 2010. [153020]

Mr. Jamieson

[holding answer 10 February 2004]: Good progress is being made towards our casualty reduction targets for 2010 set in the Government's Road Safety Strategy. Overall deaths and serious injuries in 2002 were 17 per cent. down from their baseline, which is nearly halfway to the 40 per cent. target. Child deaths and serious injuries were 33 per cent. down, which is two-thirds of the way to that 50 per cent. reduction target. We aim to publish the first three-year review of the Road Safety Strategy in April, analysing the progress made in detail.

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