Road crash deaths nearly double in Cambridgeshire

The number of people killed on roads in Cambridgeshire during 2010 has almost doubled, police reveal.

During the year 42 people were killed compared to 23 deaths in 2009, 60 in 2008 and a high of 86 in 2007.

Pc Tony Barrios, casualty reduction officer, said: "It is always sad when the number of fatal collisions increases.

"However, the 2009 figures were extremely low and we were unlikely to be able to sustain them."

He said fatal collisions viewed long-term were the lowest they had been for the past 14 years.

"It's important that we review every serious and fatal collision to understand the causes and how we can reduce the figure.

"Too many serious collisions are caused by human error. By reducing your speed or adapting your driving to the conditions of the roads you can significantly reduce the chance of being involved in a collision."

Targeted campaigns are planned over the next year to reduce casualties caused by drink driving, not wearing seatbelts and motorists breaking road laws.

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