Reduction in casualties and collisions on South Yorkshire roads

There's been a fall of nearly 14 per cent.

The number of people killed or injured on our roads has decreased by 14 per cent. New figures from the Department for Transport show there were 3,326 casualties in South Yorkshire from January 2018 to December 2018. The figures also show that the number of reported collisions in the county was at its lowest for almost four decades despite a 2.5 per cent increase in traffic on the county’s roads.

Joanne Wehrle, South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) manager said: “While it is real progress to see that the number of overall casualties and collisions is going down, tragically 45 people still lost their lives. “One life lost is one too many and for every fatality, a family is torn apart and their lives turned upside down. “We will continue to do everything we can to change this and by promoting positive attitudes and behaviour, we can make a big difference to prevent needless pain and suffering. “However, we can’t do this alone, we need communities, businesses and members of the public to work together to share our roads safely".

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