Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Ceisteanna (72)

Gerard Murphy

Ceist:

121 Mr. G. Murphy asked the Minister for Transport when the new Road Safety Strategy will be published; the new initiatives that will be contained in this strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6580/07]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is responsible for developing a new Road Safety Strategy for the period 2007 onwards. They went out to public consultation in October last year and I understand they have received a substantial number of suggestions and proposals as a result of this process. The RSA also engaged in a process of direct consultation with key stakeholders in December 2006.

I will not have information on the specific initiatives contained in the new Strategy until it is finalised and presented to me for approval. I expect to receive the new Road Safety Strategy in March this year and I will submit it to Government for approval shortly thereafter.

Question No. 122 answered with QuestionNo. 91.