May 23 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, January 27, 2013
THE number of people seriously injured on Cambridgeshire’s roads has continued to drop, figures have revealed.
There were 262 people seriously injured in road accidents between December 1, 2011, and November 30, 2012 - down from 311 in 2011.
But there was a slight increase in the number of people killed on the roads in the same period - with 28 deaths compared to 26.
Cambridgeshire County Council, which compiled the statistics, has targeted enforcement action, education and driver training in an effort to reduce the accidents.
The council has focused on “vulnerable groups” including young drivers as well as considering road loayout improvements.
Councillor Tony Orgee, cabinet member for community infrastructure, said: “All deaths and injuries on Cambridgeshire’s roads are a tragedy and the county council and other agencies across the county are committed to doing everything they can to improve road safety to keep the number of fatal and serious injury accidents falling in future years.
“This reduction is very welcome and all agencies across Cambridgeshire will do everything they can to continue the downward trend.
“At the same time I would ask all road users to do their bit, to treat each other with respect and drive, ride or walk with care on Cambridgeshire’s roads.”