Road deaths drop by 28.6 per cent across Greater Manchester

Road deaths drop by 28.6 per cent across Greater Manchester

Road deaths drop by 28.6 per cent across Greater Manchester

First published in News

FATALITIES on Greater Manchester’s roads have fallen by nearly 30 per cent.

Road deaths have fallen by 28.6 per cent in the past year, according to figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Casualties on Greater Manchester’s roads fell by 10 per cent — resulting in 614 fewer accidents last year compared to 2012.

Reducing road casualties in Greater Manchester is a key aim for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), which works in partnership with Bolton Council and the nine other local authorities in Greater Manchester, police and other agencies.

The reductions follow education and training through projects delivered locally.

Dr Jon Lamonte, chief executive of TfGM, said: “The reduction in the number of people involved in collisions on Greater Manchester’s roads is fantastic news, but there is still work to be done: in my view, any casualty is one too many.

“So we will continue to be vigilant by working with local authorities and key partners to keep everyone on our roads safe, to ensure that this positive trend continues.”

The fire service, police and Bolton Council of Mosques joined forces to crack down on the amount of dangerous driving incidents.

“Each month an event is held at a different mosque in Bolton to educate people about the dangerous of being irresponsible behind the wheel and see firefighters cut through a car to see what a rescue can involve.

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7:32pm Wed 16 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

Very welcome news indeed. Let's hope another reduction of that calibre is on the cards year-on-year.

But here I go with an attack on the Bolton News again. The headline reads 'Road deaths drop by 28.6 per cent across Greater Manchester' - fine so far. But what is with the Lancashire Constabulary witness appeals poster as the headline image?

Bolton is sadly in Greater Manchester, and has been since 1974. Lancashire, for some strange reason is in ....................
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............ Lancashire, where it has always been.

Attention to detail = BIG FAT ZERO. How you manage to print the correct date on the snoozepaper is beyond me!
Very welcome news indeed. Let's hope another reduction of that calibre is on the cards year-on-year. But here I go with an attack on the Bolton News again. The headline reads 'Road deaths drop by 28.6 per cent across Greater Manchester' - fine so far. But what is with the Lancashire Constabulary witness appeals poster as the headline image? Bolton is sadly in Greater Manchester, and has been since 1974. Lancashire, for some strange reason is in .................... .................... ............ Lancashire, where it has always been. Attention to detail = BIG FAT ZERO. How you manage to print the correct date on the snoozepaper is beyond me! wsw69
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9:33pm Wed 16 Apr 14

atlas123 says...

About 12 months ago this paper reported they shut the traffic police department at Leigh Police station and moved it to Eccles.

They also reduced the number of traffic police too.


Theyd have you beilve that that would cause road deaths to increase, but nooo, it seems to have got better.

That said, i didn't see any drink drive checkpoints last xmas.
About 12 months ago this paper reported they shut the traffic police department at Leigh Police station and moved it to Eccles. They also reduced the number of traffic police too. Theyd have you beilve that that would cause road deaths to increase, but nooo, it seems to have got better. That said, i didn't see any drink drive checkpoints last xmas. atlas123
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