New road safety measures are to be given the green light in North Yorkshire after research showed that the local police force had fewer resources than similar-sized forces. There have been proposals to introduce a new community speed watch initiative as well as approvals for three new mobile safety camera vans which will be placed near areas where accidents are prevalent. The vans aim to help prevent drivers from speeding, using mobile phones and driving dangerously. More training and education is to be provided to road users and there will be changes made to the methods used to enforce unlawful driving behaviour.
Police will also respond to requests from the community to identify spots where accidents occur frequently in order to help prevent them from occurring in the future. More than 8,000 people were killed or injured on York and North Yorkshire roads between 2010 and 2012 indicating the need for a more proactive approach to road safety. It is hoped that this combination of education and enforcement methods will help to reduce the number of road accidents in the area and prevent tragedies from occurring in the future.
Road safety measures and advice
Road safety measures can make a huge difference to a community and can encourage safer driving, particularly if drivers are aware the measures are in place. Speeding and using mobile phones while driving can result in a serious accident which may harm someone else or cause a fatality. Although many drivers are safe while on the road and pay attention to road safety advice, many drivers are either unaware of how to be safer or ignore advice given. If you have been in a road traffic accident and someone else was at fault, you may be able to win some compensation if you have suffered an injury.
Filing an accident or injury claim
You can call Accident Advice Helpline free at any time of day on 0800 689 0500 to speak with our team of experts about claiming compensation. Our no-obligation advice means you can decide whether to pursue your claim and our no win, no fee* policy means you do not have to suffer financially to make a claim. Provided there is evidence that someone else was at fault for your road traffic accident and the accident caused you injury, we can assist you in claiming the compensation you deserve for your pain and inconvenience.
Source: North Yorkshire Police
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown