Surrey Lib Dems push for commitment to zero road deaths

17 Mar 2023

Surrey Lib Dems are set to push the County Council for a formal commitment to zero deaths and serious injuries on Surrey's roads.

At the full council meeting on 21 March, the Lib Dems will call on the Council to set that ambition at the heart of its road safety strategy and adopt the principles of Vision Zero, a concept that involves designing a road system which seeks to stop fatal road collisions.

Will Forster, Leader of Surrey Lib Dems who will propose the motion, said:
"We are urging the County Council and its road safety partners* not to be complacent. It needs to be unacceptable in Surrey in 2023 that more than 20 people will likely die on our roads this year.

The number of deaths and road casualties on Surrey's roads remains largely unchanged over the last 10 years, so we need to try a new approach. If the Council really wants to promote active travel, it needs to take positive steps to make the road network safer not just for car drivers and passengers, but also for cyclists and pedestrians.

Surrey residents deserve better which is why we are calling on the Council to follow the example of other authorities and incorporate the principles of Vision Zero into its own highway policies and plans."

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