Death and serious injuries on roads in Staffordshire have reached record lows.
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has seen a dramatic improvement over the last year as the number of people killed or seriously injured fell by 18 per cent from 261 in 2009 to 213 in 2010.
The number of children killed or seriously injured has also decreased by 24 per cent from 21 in 2009 to 16 in 2010.
County Councillor Mike Maryon(pictured), Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “Despite each casualty or death being one too many, these results are fantastic news for Staffordshire. Road safety is at the top of our agenda and we take the issue extremely seriously.
“We have introduced a range of measures across the county, including 20mph speed indicator devices outside schools, running more walking buses for pupils than anywhere else in the country and delivering an effective combination of education and enforcement. The results speak for themselves.
“We are determined to ensure that the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership message reaches every part of the community and we will continue to work together closely to make our highways even safer.”