Florence Eshalomi: Response to the Mayor’s ‘Vision Zero’ road safety action plan

In response to the Mayor’s launch of his ‘Vision Zero’ road safety action plan, local London Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi AM said:

“It is appalling that thousands of Londoners are killed or seriously injured on our roads each year. In our community, we have felt the devastating impact of these tragic incidents.

“The Mayor’s new Vision Zero approach is a vital intervention to protect the most vulnerable road users and significantly raise the bar for vehicle safety standards.

“Through measures such as enforcing a 20 mph speed limit on a number of TfL roads within the central congestion charge zone and improving dangerous junctions, the Mayor’s strategy recognises the simple fact that road deaths and injuries are entirely preventable.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

-The Mayor’s ‘Vision Zero’ road safety action plan can be read here;

-Thousands of Londoners are killed or seriously injured on the capital’s roads each year;

Florence Eshalomi AM is the local London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark.