Jersey road crash numbers down on 2011

The number of crashes on Jersey roads has dropped, according to police.

In the first few months of 2012 there were 80 collisions leading to injury which police say is 12 fewer than in the same period in 2011.

A quarter of the crashes during the period resulted in serious injuries.

In January police launched an operation attempting to make people safer on the roads, targeting drinking, seatbelt wearing, mobile use and speeding.

Chief Inspector John Sculthorpe said they were still not getting the message through to some drivers who continued to be irresponsible.

He said police were now using new equipment to investigate crashes, allowing investigators to build 2D and 3D plans of a scene in less time.

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