Road deaths drop by 28.6 per cent across Greater Manchester
9:17am Wednesday 16th April 2014 in News
FATALITIES on Greater Manchester’s roads have fallen by nearly 30 per cent.
Road deaths have fallen by 28.6 per cent in the past year, according to figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Casualties on Greater Manchester’s roads fell by 10 per cent — resulting in 614 fewer accidents last year compared to 2012.
Reducing road casualties in Greater Manchester is a key aim for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), which works in partnership with Bolton Council and the nine other local authorities in Greater Manchester, police and other agencies.
The reductions follow education and training through projects delivered locally.
Dr Jon Lamonte, chief executive of TfGM, said: “The reduction in the number of people involved in collisions on Greater Manchester’s roads is fantastic news, but there is still work to be done: in my view, any casualty is one too many.
“So we will continue to be vigilant by working with local authorities and key partners to keep everyone on our roads safe, to ensure that this positive trend continues.”
The fire service, police and Bolton Council of Mosques joined forces to crack down on the amount of dangerous driving incidents.
“Each month an event is held at a different mosque in Bolton to educate people about the dangerous of being irresponsible behind the wheel and see firefighters cut through a car to see what a rescue can involve.
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