Welsh Government consultation on a new Road Safety Strategy
The Welsh Government has published a Consultation Document, outlined below:
Road Safety in Wales - A New Road Safety Strategy
Date of issue: 8 November 2023
Action required: Responses by 31 January 2024
We want to hear your views about the safety on and of our roads, to help us understand your priorities and how we can best make our roads safe for all.
We will use the responses to this consultation, alongside our engagement with stakeholders that work in the ambit of road safety, a randomised representative sample survey of the Welsh population and workshops that include marginalised groups, to create a new Strategy for Road Safety in Wales.
We consider deaths and serious injuries on our roads to be morally unacceptable, and so we are committed to eliminating them (this is called “Vision Zero”), and we feel everyone should do their part in working towards that commitment. This means a new, more proactive approach to road safety that aims to eliminate risks where possible and make our communities safer, healthier, and more sustainable places. We will do everything we can and encourage our partners to make safety improvements to the road network, encourage the use of safe speed limits depending on the type and function of the road, encourage behaviour change, influence vehicle safety and an effective post-crash response by emergency services and meaningful victim support.
How to respond
The 12-week consultation period begins on 8 November 2023 and end on 31 January
Responses should be submitted through this link. The survey is also available in Welsh, and alternative formats by request.
Please ensure that your response reaches us before the closing date.
Further information and related documents
Large print, Braille and alternative language versions of this document are available on request.
Post: Welsh Government
Transport Strategy & Policy Division