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More road deaths in Selby district
9:26am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
MORE people were killed on Selby’s roads last year than in 2010, according to a new report.
Figures show there were eight fatalities on the district’s roads in 2011 – a rise of 33 per cent.
However, the figures also showed a drop in the number of serious injuries from 46 in 2010 to 42 in 2011, a reduction of nine per cent, and a decrease in slight injuries on the roads, from 261 to 230, or 12 per cent.
A report, which detailed the latest situation, was presented to the Selby Area Committee of North Yorkshire County Council and said further focus could be directed at co-ordinated work with the police, other agencies and neighbouring authorities to reduce these numbers, focusing on busy routes and venues.
Road safety work done in the area this year, includes sign improvements to the A19 in Escrick, surfacing and signing on the B1222, while further improvements are planned for the A162 and B1223 in Towton.
Across North Yorkshire, bus casualties were up from 60 in 2010 to 76 in 2011 (+27 per cent), cyclists up from 121 to 148 (+22 per cent), but motorcycle fatalities county-wide were down from 19 in 2010 to nine in 2011 (-53 per cent).
However the number of injured bikers had risen from 279 to 294, mainly due to an increase in slight injuries and “mainly young riders on mopeds”, according to the report.
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