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Drive for cut in accidents

A NEW group has been launched by Safer Solihull to raise road safety awareness and drive down the number of accidents.

A NEW group has been launched by Safer Solihull to raise road safety awareness and drive down the number of accidents.

Figures released by the Safer Solihull Road Safety Group reveal that 63 people have been killed or seriously injured on Solihull’s roads so far this year.

This compares to 72 between January and November last year.

The group is made up of representatives from Solihull Council, West Midlands Fire Service, West Midlands Police and Solihull NHS Care Trust and they will be coming up with a number of schemes in the future to promote road safety education, improve the safety of our roads and target offenders.

Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “Any death on our roads is a death too many and we want to do as much as we can to reduce these numbers.”

Fore more information go to www.solihull.gov.uk/safersolihull.

 

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