Road safety action plan: what you need to know
Today (19 July 2019) the Department for Transport (DFT) has published its road safety action plan.
The plan sets out a number of steps aimed at reducing the number of people killed or injured on our roads. It focuses on 4 main groups; young road users, rural road users, motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users.
What you need to know
As part of the focus to reduce the number of young road users killed or seriously injured, DfT has committed to:
DVSA launching a campaign to encourage learner drivers to spend more time practising on different roads
review the national standards to make sure they’re up to date
refresh all learning materials and publish an online driver record
review guidance on carrying out mock tests for your pupils
commission further research into graduated licences and a graduated learner scheme
Find out more about what’s planned on GOV.UK.
Watch out for more information
Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing a series of blog posts with you, which explain more about what these commitments mean for you and the driver training industry.
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