CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Figures released today show 30 per cent drop in road deaths last year

PUBLISHED: 09:23 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

ROAD deaths in Cambridgeshire have decreased by 30 per cent in the past year.

Figures released today by Cambridgeshire Police show that, during 2008, 60 people lose their lives compared to 86 people in 2007. Pc Tony Barrios, Casualty Reduction Officer, sa

ROAD deaths in Cambridgeshire have decreased by 30 per cent in the past year.

Figures released today by Cambridgeshire Police show that, during 2008, 60 people lose their lives compared to 86 people in 2007.

Pc Tony Barrios, Casualty Reduction Officer, said: "Although it is good to see the number of fatalities falling, the fact that 60 people lost their lives last year is obviously concerning."

Police investigated 52 fatal collisions during 2008 and will use their findings to target any particular offences or problem areas.

Officers spent the year conducting high-profile enforcement campaigns in an attempt to reduce deaths and collisions on the county's roads.

Pc Barrios said: "Our work will continue throughout 2009 to reduce collisions on the county's roads through regular enforcement work and raising awareness of road safety.

"All road users play a vital part in the process and can make a real difference to reducing collisions.

"Too many people are being seriously injured or killed by making mistakes that are avoidable.

"By reducing your speed or adapting driving to the conditions of the roads you can significantly reduce the chance of being involved in a collision.


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