Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire road safety figures lowest since 1974

The number of people killed or seriously injured on Gloucestershire's roads could be the lowest since 1974.

Figures for the first half of the year include 13 fatal collisions and 69 serious injury collisions - the lowest trend since records began.

In addition there have been 700 slight injuries following road accidents.

Councillor Stan Waddington, cabinet member for road safety, said the "targeted road safety advice and training is working across the board".

'Right track'

Last year 236 were killed and seriously injured with a further 1,490 suffering minor injuries.

If these statistics continue they will be on course to be the lowest since 1974 when council records started.

"We've been doing a lot of work in schools and with young people helping them be more responsible," added Mr Waddington from the County Council.

"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."

The casualty and collision data has been compiled by Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership.

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