Figures given in a report to Wealden District Council's overview and scrutiny committee yesterday.

Number of people killed on Wealden roads falls

The number of people killed and injured on Wealden roads in 2018 has fallen compared with the previous year.

Eighteen died on the roads in 2017 and ten in 2018, according to a Wealden Council report.

The number of people seriously injured Wealden roads in 2017 was 127 and the number slightly injured was 470. In 2018, 103 were seriously injured and 470 slightly injured.

The figures for 2016 show nine people were killed, 133 seriously injured and 491 slightly injured, on Wealden roads.

Intervention

A report by Cllr Claire Dowling, portfolio holder for public health and community safety, to Monday’s overview and scrutiny committee said it was difficult to pinpoint any particular intervention that may be responsible for the reduction.

She added: “However, there are many on-going projects aimed at improving road safety. For example there are now many more a time community speed watch groups in Wealden (currently 34).

“There are on-going targeted enforcement campaigns by Sussex Police, speed reduction schemes by East Sussex County Council, and projects to change road user behaviour.”

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