Grampian’s road deaths at lowest levels

11.09 | 19 December 2009 | | 1 comment

The number of people killed on Grampian’s roads is at its lowest level in the past three decades.

The region is regarded as traditionally having high annual road death figures compared to other parts of Scotland. There have been 31 deaths so far in 2009, down from 35 last year, 37 in 2007 and 62 in 2006.

Chief inspector Ian Wallace said: "It’s a landmark year for us to build upon for next year and get that figure even lower."

He said the force is more targeted with early intervention, trying to educate young drivers who come to their attention about the dangers they face on the roads.

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    A great achievement. Chief Inspector Ian Wallace and his team can be justifiably proud of this result.

    As with many areas, young people and motorcyclists are over represented in the figures. Chief Inspector Wallace stated that his force is using targeted early intervention, and engaging with these vulnerable road users to educate. It would be interesting to have examples of the methodology used. Sharing examples of best practice and excellence is always useful for those with an interest in road safety.

    Mark – Wiltshire
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