Road casualties fall

New figures show the number of people killed or injured on Gloucestershire's roads is continuing to fall.

Between January and June this year, there were 13 fatal collisions and 69 serious injury collisions.

None of the fatal accidents involved children.

In addition there have been 700 slight injuries following road accidents in the first six months of the year.

The figures are on course to be the lowest since 1974 when council records started.

In 2009, there were 236 killed and serious injuries and a further 1,490 slight injuries by the end of the year.

The casualty breadown:

·         Pedestrians: 55 adults, 12 children
·         Bicycle users: 63 adults; 19 children
·         Motorbikes, mopeds and scooter users: 66 adults
·         Car Drivers (Including Taxis and 3 Wheeled Vehicles): 377 adults
·         Car passengers (Including Taxis and 3 Wheeled Vehicles): 127 adults
·         Bus users (public and minibus): 10 adults and 2 children
·         Other Road User (LGV, HGV and other Motorised and Non-Motorised Vehicle): 27 adults

Cllr Stan Waddington, cabinet member for environment and road safety, says:

"These figures show that our targeted road safety advice and training is working across the board.

"We’ve been doing a lot of work in schools and with young people helping them be more responsible and to take greater care on our roads and the stats show this is making a difference.

"In future, road safety will be even more focussed on prevention and education and I’m delighted that the figures so far this year prove we’re on the right track."

For more information about road safety go online to www.roadsafety-gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

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