I propose to take Questions Nos. 34, 36 and 58 together.
The Government strategy for road safety 1998-2002 prioritises a systematic and co-ordinated set of measures for preventing and reducing road accidents. It establishes quantified targets for achieving its objectives, the principal of which is to reduce road deaths and serious injuries each by at least 20% by 2002 relative to 1997. Priority is accorded by the strategy to actions targeted at speeding, alcohol and seat belt wearing. A timetable for key actions in these and other areas is also set out.
The Government strategy is monitored by the high level group on road safety whose first progress report – July 1999 – inter alia details progress with these key actions. Copies of that report were circulated to all Deputies and are also available in the Oireachtas Library. A second progress report, incorporating updated information on key actions, will be published by July 2000.