Northamptonshire road deaths hit record low
The number of people killed on Northamptonshire’s roads in 2011 was the lowest since records began (Northampton Chronicle and Echo).
There were 19 deaths on the county’s roads last year, down from 24 in 2010 and continuing the downward trend of the past six years. The drop represented a 21% fall compared with 2010, and a 44% decrease compared with 2009 when 34 people died.
These figures were achieved despite the county’s casualty reduction partnership being disbanded, leading to all 40 fixed safety cameras being switched off in April 2011.
The Northampton Chronicle report says that in September, Northamptonshire Police said they had seen a three-fold increase in motorists breaking the speed limit since the cameras were turned off, but no increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured.
Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for public protection, said: “It is very good news that the number of deaths has fallen and this reflects the hard work of all the agencies involved in keeping our county roads safe.”
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