The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has recently revealed the local authorities in Britain who performed the best and worst at reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on roads last year.
The top areas for reductions was Nottingham with a reduction of 98, Tower Hamlets at 81 and Chester/ Chester West with a reduction of 78 fewer people killed or seriously injured on the roads in 2013 compared to 2012.
The top ten is also made up of Suffolk, Hackney, Staffordshire, Islington, Greenwich, Gloucestershire and Redbridge.
In comparison the three worst performing areas are Lancashire with an increase of 72 people, Kent with 70 more and Norfolk with an increase of 40 more people killed or seriously injured. Joining those three in the bottom ten local authority areas were East Sussex, Cumbria, Rotherham, Wirral, Surrey, Worchester and Hampshire.
Simon Best, the Chief Executive of the Institute of Advanced Motorists said “Figures will always vary from year to year but the wide variations do suggest that some councils are much better at putting measures in place that are having a marked difference in reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries on their roads”.
He also added that “As the economy improves spending on road safety must be seen as a priority across the whole of the UK. Even one death or injured person on our roads is one too many”.
A spokesman for Accident Advice Helpline, a leading law firm in the UK said “As drivers, we are not only responsible for our own safety on the road, but also the safety of our drivers and pedestrians, which is why we need to ensure we always take care on the road”.
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Source: PR Web
Date Published: August 4, 2014
Author: David Brown