Notts: Conservatives welcome fall in number of deaths on county’s roads

Coun Richard Jackson
Coun Richard Jackson

Notts County Council’s Conservative spokesman for transport and highways, Coun Richard Jackson has welcomed the county being named as Britain’s best performing area for reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on its roads last year.

The figures come, following a survey carried out be the Institute of Advanced Motorists.”

“I am sure I speak for all Notts county councillors in welcoming this news,” he said.

“Fewer people are being killed or seriously injured on our roads, which means fewer families are suffering the distress and devastation of losing loved ones unnecessarily. “

“Nothing is more important and this was a key priority for me when I was chairman of the transport and highways committee.”

“I am glad that this legacy continues to pay off, though of course there is still work to do, because any death on our roads is one too many.”

“The council must maintain this momentum and it concerned me that the County Council budget for 2014-15 included cuts which impact on road safety education.”

“Nevertheless, this accolade from the Institute of Advanced Motorists shows the value of the work this authority has done over recent years with lining and signing improvements, junction improvements, interactive signing and anti-skid surfacing.”