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AN ORGANISATION set up to cut the number of deaths on the county’s roads is marking national Road Safety Week, starting today.

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is backing the awareness week which runs until November 27.

Nationally, road crashes are the biggest killer of young people. But the partnership says such deaths are preventable and are often caused by motorists driving too fast, overtaking dangerously, driving whilst using a mobile phone, driving after drink, drugs or while tired, failing to belt up, or not paying attention.

This week staff from the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will be speaking to members of the public at Morrisons stores.

Visitors can try out a driving simulator, see a new interactive Subaru or test out a police breathalyser kit.

Superintendent Eddie Murphy said: “In South Yorkshire last year there were 435 people killed and seriously injured on the roads of the county.

The partnership will be at Morrisons at Meadowhead today, followed by York Road, Doncaster tomorrow, Wednesday at Lower Thomas Street, Barnsley, Thursday at Hillsborough, Sheffield and Friday at Parkgate, Rotherham.