May 25 2013 Latest news:
Rosie Peaty, Reporter
Friday, July 20, 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.