Figures released by West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership show a 30%+ drop in road crash fatalities across West Yorkshire in 2008 – down from 103 in 2007 to 71.
In addition, 1014 people were seriously hurt (1029 in 2007) on the roads and 8326 were slightly hurt (8850), Altogether, there were 9411 casualties in 2008 compared with 9982 in 2007.
Steve Thornton, chair of West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, said: “The reductions are the most significant since the county was formed in 1974.
“They reflect the concerted and co-ordinated effort among West Yorkshire agencies to deliver campaigns that address and engage with the community’s concerns.”
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