Lucy Marstrand submits Road Safety Review to the Transport Select Committee
This week, Lucy Marstrand, submitted a paper to the Transport Select Committee as a response to their inquiry into road safety.
Using Greater London casualty data, this paper explores road danger posed to pedestrians by car drivers, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists. It also reviews risk posed to pedestrians by age and gender of driver. Road safety has tended to focus on who is being injured and killed, rather than who is endangering whom.
This paper concludes that road safety needs more effective measures and targets based on ‘the sources of danger’. We also need to analyse data on road risk sources from a national perspective to accurately indicate whether the dangers exhibited are unique to London or a broader issue. Danger posed to pedal cyclists should also be measured and targeted if we are to enable more cycling in the UK. The article is attached here: