A national standard for addressing road safety was set by the UK's Government for Local Authorities in 1967. The document placed a duty on local authorities to carry out road safety work and mandated that they should employ trained staff and provide appropriate finding for this to be undertaken. In 1987, the government made a significant decision in the continuing fight to reduce road casualties. For the first time, a casualty reduction target was set with a specific timeframe in which to achieve the objective. In 2000 the government set new targets for 2010. These targets also were set in the wider context and sought the integration of the nation's health, environment, education, social inclusion and crime reduction agendas. The success in achieving these targets ahead of time is in no small part due to the fact that professionals have adopted a more enabling and holistic approach to shared targets and objectives.