Shifting up a gear

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In April this year, the Government published proposals for a new post-2010 road safety strategy targeted at reducing the number of road fatalities, by at least 33% of the average for 2004-2008, by 2020.

According to police reports, the number of people killed in road accidents is decreasing - by 14% from 2,946 in 2007 to 2,538 in 2008. This is the lowest figure reported in the UK since records began in 1926.

While these figures seem encouraging, the UK Statistics Authority accused the Department