Injuries fall

THE number of people injured on roads across North Somerset has fallen for the fourth consecutive year

THE number of people injured on roads across North Somerset has fallen - for the fourth consecutive year.Latest figures show that injuries fell to 798 from 846 in 2005 and 907 in 2004.Those killed or seriously injured has fallen to 77 from 81 in 2005 and 111 in 2004.The number of children aged 15 or under injured fell to 75 from 90 the previous year and 120 the year before that.Only six of these received injuries that were classed as serious. No children have been killed on North Somerset's roads since 2001.The council is currently on track to achieve the Government's casualty reduction targets for 2010 which are to cut total casualties by 10 per cent, fatal and serious injuries by 40 per cent and child fatalities and serious injuries by 50 per cent.North Somerset Council assistant director for development and environment, Karuna Tharmananthar said: "These figures are very encouraging but we are not complacent and will continue to do what we can to sustain the momentum of recent years.


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