Road casualties down in Bexley

14:41 20 July 2012

Bexley Council has welcomed figures revealing that the number of people killed or seriously injured in road crashes has reduced.

The figures showed that 49 people were killed or seriously injured in 2011, compared to 68 people killed or seriously injured in 2010, which is a significant difference.

The recent figures released by Transport for London and the Department of Transport also show that in 2011 Bexley saw an overall 3% decrease in road casualties compared to 2010.

Cllr Graham D’Amiral, Bexley’s spokesperson for the Transport Users Sub Committee said: “Our aim is to prevent injuries and deaths on the road by educating children about road safety from a young age.

“The comprehensive programme of road safety education we provide aims at making it practical and engaging for children throughout their school life.”

Bexley has a higher rate of children cycling to and from school compared to many London Boroughs and last year its child cyclist casualties fell by 64% .

The number of child cyclists killed or seriously injured fell by 100% which puts Bexley at the top of the seven south east London boroughs.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

It is as big as a mouse with wings the size of a small bat.

Read more

Whether you’re a first-time carver or a professional pumpkin chiseler, you can’t go wrong with these simple steps.

Read more

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will push the button on the Christmas lights in London’s Oxford Street.

Read more

Promotions

BT Home Smart Cam

When I was first told by my boss that I would be doing a review on the BT Smart Cam 100 I didn’t quite know what to expect. Before even looking at the product I was picturing it as nothing more than a web cam with a fancy name.

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Apple’s CEO has used an editorial piece in the US to come out as gay.

Party leader Nigel Farage and Ukip are to feature in a spoof Channel 4 documentary.

It’s not just a bit warmer, it will be eight degrees warmer than is normal for this time of year.

Rushing towards the bear for a photo is not the done thing!

Quirky London