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A new government resolution on road safety is being prepared

A new government resolution on road safety is being prepared

News article 23.11.2016 11.02 fi sv en

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing a new government resolution on road safety. The draft text is being circulated for comments until 28 November 2016. The current government resolution was published in 2012.

The new resolution will take into account impacts of digitalisation, robotics and automation on road transport and road safety. The proposed targets and measures are in line with the Government key projects.

“Now that the draft resolution is being circulated for comments I hope that other ministries especially will provide active and refreshing ideas about how their administrative branches can improve road safety,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner.

The proposal for a government resolution consists of seven themes that have an impact on road safety. These include streamlining of traffic regulations, more efficient traffic control, increasing the number of safer vehicles, reforming of the driving test system as well as reducing drink driving and other factors affecting driving ability.