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Lancashire saw more serious road accidents in 2013 than any other county

Published 29 July 2014

According to figures from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)  there were more accidents that caused death or serious injury on Lancashire roads than on roads in any other county during 2013. 642 people were killed or seriously injured in 2013, an increase of 72 over 2012. The most improved county was Nottingham, where there were 345 incidents of deaths or serious injuries on the roads, down 98 from 2012.

Simon Best, 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.

“As the economy improves spending on road safety must be seen as a priority across the whole of the UK with clear strategies in place to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads. Even one death or injured person on our roads is one too many,” he added.

Reported KSI casualties by local authority area (2012/2013)

Biggest reductions

Local authority area

2013

2012

Difference

Nottinghamshire

345

443

-98

Tower Hamlets

87

168

-81

Chester West and Chester

136

214

-78

Suffolk

291

362

-71

Hackney

83

147

-64

Staffordshire

165

221

-56

Islington

71

122

-51

Greenwich

28

73

-45

Gloucestershire

213

255

-42

Redbridge

51

93

-42

Biggest increases

Local authority area

2013

2012

Difference

Lancashire

642

570

72

Kent

594

524

70

Cumbria

239

196

43

Norfolk

392

352

40

East Sussex

339

305

34

Rotherham

113

86

27

Wirral

126

99

27

Surrey

599

574

25

Worcestershire

186

162

24

Hampshire

706

684

22

Comments

eric    on 31 July 2014

We have money for wars, but not for roads ....

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