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The Department for Transport’s latest provisional figures have revealed that more people were injured or killed on Wiltshire’s roads last year.
The number of deaths in Wiltshire was 23 in 2021, while only 19 people were killed on the county’s roads in 2020.
While 2020-2021 saw a significant drop in road accidents due to COVID-19, as more drivers get back onto the roads the number of crashes has sadly increased with a 7% rise in road deaths.
Between 2019 and 2020, Wiltshire saw the fourth-highest number of road accidents in South West England, with 670 collisions in the county. Of these, 291 occurred in Swindon alone.
Last year, Swindon Borough Council published its updated Road Safety Strategy for 2021-23 to try and reduce the number of road accidents in Swindon and its surrounding areas. The Strategy includes 5 ‘Pillars of Action’:
“Swindon is a town famed for its transport connections, from railways to roundabouts, but it’s worrying to see a rise in accidents on our roads.
“Whether we are pedestrians, cyclists, drivers or bus passengers, we are all road users, so road safety is vitally important. As personal injury lawyers, we see every day the devastating impact crashes can have on people’s lives. One severe injury or tragic death is one too many.
“We welcome Swindon’s updated Road Safety Strategy to tackle the issue – particularly when it comes to improving driver education and ensuring the road safety rules are enforced.”
If you or a loved one has been involved in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Novum Law’s team of expert personal injury solicitors can help you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. To find out more, simply call us on Freephone on 0800 884 0777, email email@example.com or complete our online form for a free, no-obligation chat about how we can secure you the support you need to move forwards.
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