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Lincolnshire road deaths and casualties at eight-year low

Road deaths and serious injuries in the county reached an eight-year low in 2023.

The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership say figures even dipped below those during the Covid pandemic when travel restrictions were in place.

However, the LRSP says it remains ‘determined’ to raise more awareness regarding road safety in a bid to get the statistics even lower, with particular scrutiny on motorbikes.

Police are investigating the crash. Photo: Lincolnshire Police
Police are investigating the crash. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

There were 48 fatalities and 379 serious injuries on Lincolnshire’s roads in 2023, compared to 46 fatalities and 391 serious injuries in 2022.

“Whilst the long term trend is still showing a reduction in the number of collisions on Lincolnshire roads from where we have previously been, these figures are still indicative of a huge amount of distress and trauma caused to those affected by collisions,” a LRSP statement read.

“The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) continues to work with its partners within Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service and National Highways to promote road safety across the roads of Lincolnshire and remain determined to enhance the safety of our roads through raising awareness, education, engineering, prevention and enforcement activities.”

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The LRSP added it will be sharing details of upcoming events in 2024 where it will continue to promote opportunities for road users to engage and understand how their use of the highways can be safer.

“It is clear from the preliminary statistics that there is still a need for the partnership to continue to promote safe road use within Lincolnshire and its aim to make Lincolnshire roads safer for all,” the statement added.

“We will continue to identify those users who are at the most risk and work to reduce their representation within the statistics.

“Unfortunately, two wheeled motor vehicles continue to be over represented in the most serious collisions over the past four years when taking into account the proportion of overall traffic that they represent.

“The partnership will be looking at how it can continue to promote the specific work undertaken to improve their safety when using the roads of Lincolnshire.”

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