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Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Shadow Transport Minister, responding to the increase in deaths and serious injuries on Britain’s road, said:

"The increasing numbers of deaths and serious injuries on Britain’s roads should make Ministers think again about road safety. After years of relentless pressure to improve road safety, the last year has seen the first increase in the number of deaths and injuries since 2003.

"Since the election the Government has axed road safety grants, removed all funding for speed cameras, approved a trial of longer HGVs and is considering a blanket increase in the motorway speed limit.

"With deaths and serious injuries on Britain's roads once again on the increase, Ministers should now think again about their disastrous cuts to road safety funding and restore Labour’s national targets to cut deaths and serious injuries which had cross-party support for decades before being scrapped by this Government."

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