Fall in fatal and serious road accidents over the past three months
During the second quarter of this year there was a significant fall in serious or fatal road traffic collisions on the roads of Wiltshire and Swindon.
Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has reported: "I undertake regular reviews of road traffic incidents where there is death or serious injury and figures for the last quarter are down by 55%. Sadly, however, 10 people aged between 17 and 84 have lost their lives on our roads in Wiltshire and Swindon this year with an average age of just 56."
"As the weather improves with the season we have seen an increase in accidents involving motor cyclists and cyclists. More people took to the roads to cycle and walk during the period of lockdown and have continued to do so since the Covid-19 restrictions have been eased. I urge all road users to be careful and be aware of others."
"You will have noticed over the past few weeks Our Roads Policing unit have been supporting a number of national and local initiatives that make up the Fatal Four. These are speeding, drink/drug driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt while driving."