Road casualties decrease


- Credit: Archant

THE number of casualties in road accidents in North Somerset fell from 2007 to 2011, statistics from a new Government website show.

The number of casualties fell from 41 per 10,000 of the population in 2007 to 29.6 in 2011.

Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammons has launched a new road safety comparison website, which sets out collision and casualty figures against population, traffic levels, road length and authority spending.

Mr Hammond said: “This new website will give local residents a more accurate picture of their council’s performance in reducing road casualties and will allow councils to make more meaningful assessments of the work they are doing to improve road safety.

“If a council is performing particularly well then I want to see it sharing best practice with others so they can improve and people across the South West can benefit.”

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A mapping facility on the website shows how many children or cyclists have been involved in collisions in a particular road.

The Road Safety Comparison Site can be found on

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