Members Debate on Stricter Liability - Summary
Firstly, thanks to all of you who took the time to write to your own MSPs and encourage them to attend this debate. Many of the speakers referenced the number of letters they had received from their constituents which demonstrated to them the importance of the motion and the need to delate it in Parliament.
The Members Debate was the longest one there has ever been in Parliament which shows the interest that members had in speaking and discussing the issues.
A video of the debate can be seen here http://ow.ly/qjnd9
In conclusion Minister Keith Brown (SNP) said:
"Although I am supportive of nearly all the statements that are made in the motion, I cannot support it in its current form, given the lack of robust evidence that stricter liability could have positive benefits for vulnerable road users. However, there will continue to be debate on the issue, in which we will continue to participate."