Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (135, 166)

Niall Collins

Question:

135. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the new Road Safety Strategy will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8542/13]

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John Browne

Question:

166. Deputy John Browne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for a new Road Safety Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8558/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 135 and 166 together.

The Road Safety Authority is currently in the process of finalising the next Road Safety Strategy, which will cover an 8 year period from 2013 to 2020.  The aim of the Strategy, like all previous, will be to save lives and prevent injuries by reducing the number and severity of collisions on our roads.

Subject to Government approval, I hope to be in a position to publish the Strategy in the coming weeks with a view to formally launching it at a road safety conference to be held during Ireland's Presidency of the EU at the end of March 2013.