Notts: Deaths on roads have fallen

Notts has been named as Britain’s best performing area for reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on its roads last year, according to road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 30th July 2014, 10:00 pm
Guardian News
Guardian News

There were 98 fewer people killed or seriously injured on Notts roads in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Coun Steve Calvert, deputy chairman of Notts County Council’s transport and highways committee, said: “Improved road safety is a priority for all our work on Notts roads, whether it be a large road improvement scheme or a small maintenance project.”

Notts County Council carried out over 50 casualty reduction schemes across the county in 2013 in response to accident problems and local concerns at a cost of £2m.

These schemes included signing and lining improvements, changes to junction layouts, anti-skid surfacing and interactive signs.

The council also carried out educational activities for over 14,000 school children and promotional events for 3,150 residents, including eyes checks that were undertaken across the county in partnership with Vision Express and child car seat checks.

In addition, over 3,000 children participated in level one cycle training and 2,400 children undertook level two cycle training last year.

Mr Calvert added: “We are on track to meet our 40 percent reduction target for all killed or seriously injured on local roads for 2020 thanks to our targeted road safety improvements and educational work with residents of all ages.“

“We are working more efficiently to make our limited funds go further.”