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Conference Calls For Safer Streets

Backing a motion moved by Don Foster MP on Tuesday, the Liberal Democrat party conference in Brighton has called for the introduction of a Road Safety Bill in the next session of Parliament.

Looking ahead to the Queen's speech in November, delegates backed the motion calling for the creation of a Road Accident Investigation Branch to look closely at the causes of road crashes.

The motion called for genuine progress on the reduction of speed-related crashes and injuries through the introduction of higher penalties and the creation of a new offence - death by negligent driving, as well as re-education programmes for offenders.

Recognising the danger posed to public health by bull bars, conference called for the retro-fitment of such bars to be outlawed, along with other 'non-pedestrian-friendly' car fronts.

It also called for local authorities to be granted power to deliver safer country lanes, villages, and streets.

The motion was moved by Don Foster, and overwhelmingly carried.

This article published: 24/09/2023

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