Decrease in Derbyshire road deaths

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Deaths on Derbyshire’s roads fell by more than a third last year.

There were 25 road deaths last year compared to 39 the year before – a reduction of 36 per cent.

Mike Ashworth, chairman of the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership, said: “One crash is still one too many. We know we’ve still got work to do.

“This year, the members of the partnership will continue to work together to help keep people safe on our roads.

“We’re also appealing to motorists help us by driving according to conditions and never above the speed limit.”

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, the head of roads policing in Derbyshire, said: “We believe that drivers’ attitudes are a key factor in the reduction.”