THE number of people killed or seriously injured as a result of road accidents in Gloucestershire has dropped according to a leading road safety charity.
Figures published by the Institute of Advanced Motorists has shown that the number of people killed or seriously injured in accidents in Gloucestershire is down by 42 in Gloucestershire, making it the 9th most improved county.
The top area for reduction of death or serious injuries is Nottinghamshire, with 98, fewer people killed or seriously injured on the in 2013 compared to 2012.
The worst performing area was Lancashire, Kent, which saw 72 more people were killed or seriously injured in 2013 compared to the previous year.
Simon Best, chief executive of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said: “Figures will always vary from year to year but the wide variations do suggest that some councils are much better at putting measures in place that are having a marked difference in reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries on their roads.