Campaigners have said the government’s budget for road safety campaigns has been cut by 80 percent after a Freedom of Information request revealed the levels of funding. 

This is Plymouth report: 

SPENDING on road safety campaigns has been slashed by 80 per cent, according to a leading charity.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says the Government cut its road safety campaign budget from £19 million in 2008/09 to just £4 million in 2011/12.

The figure was revealed after a Freedom of Information enquiry by IAM.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.