Road accidents in South Gloucestershire reached 16 year low

New figures released by Avon and Somerset police show that the number of accidents have reached the lowest figure for 16 years. Statistics show the number of injuries resulting from accidents to one or more individual fell below 500 for the first time since 1996, to 489.

 

New figures released by Avon and Somerset police show that the number of accidents have reached the lowest figure for 16 years. Statistics show the number of injuries resulting from accidents to one or more individual fell below 500 for the first time since 1996, to 489.

In total, 653 casualties were recorded during the year, of which seven were fatal. The casualty figures are also the lowest recorded since South gloucesershire Council was formed and eight per cent less than in 2011.

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council’s planning and transportation committee Cllr Brian Allinson said:

“South Gloucestershire has always had some of the safest roads in the country and today’s figures continue this pattern,”

“I’m particularly encouraged to see that we now have the safest roads since the council was formed back in 1996. It’s a really significant figure and one we should all celebrate.”

He added: “However we can’t afford to be complacent. Any casualty on our roads is a casualty too many, and I’m grateful to road users for their continued efforts to take care when driving, cycling and crossing our roads.”

“I’m particularly encouraged to see that we now have the safest roads since the council was formed back in 1996. It’s a really significant figure and one we should all celebrate.”

He added: “However we can’t afford to be complacent. Any casualty on our roads is a casualty too many, and I’m grateful to road users for their continued efforts to take care when driving, cycling and crossing our roads.”

A district council spokesman added: “The council works closely with the police and other agencies to monitor where people are injured on South Gloucestershire’s road network and who is involved.

“This information is used to target spending on areas with the highest accident rates and the most vulnerable road users such as children, pedestrians and cyclists.

“The council also has an active Road Safety team that delivers education and training to vulnerable road users such as children, cyclists and motor cyclists throughout the district.”

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