Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Road collisions at 'record low' in South Yorkshire

The number of deaths and serious injuries caused by car accidents in South Yorkshire has fallen to a record low, the police have said.

South Yorkshire Police said the number of people killed or seriously injured in 2010 was 435, down from 530 in 2009.

The main causes of collisions included failures to judge other motorists speeds and irresponsible driving.

Ch Supt Keith Lumley said: "Although these figures have improved dramatically we still need to do more."

He added: "Behind each of these statistics is a grieving family or someone coming to terms with a life changing injury and the safer roads partnership will strive to do all we can with the resources available to continue to further reduce casualties."

Ch Supt Lumley said a range of educational activities and road based engineering improvements were planned to improve the statistics further.

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