Safest year ever on Dorset's roads

The number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset's roads has shown a sustained fall since 2012.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill said: “I am optimistic that our Dorset Partnership has managed to achieve a sustained reduction in deaths and serious injuries on our roads. The No Excuse campaign, coupled with the No Excuse Team, Op Dragoon, Op Allied Wolf and other such initiatives  have clearly been instrumental, coupled with consistent messaging through print, social media and local media about the Fatal Five.

"This is also a timely moment to reflect that we have two Safety Centres in our County, helping change the attitude to risk amongst our younger generation.

“Our growing Community Speed Watch teams have also empowered local communities to help reduce casualties, and working with the Dorset Road Safe partnership in the area of driver education and safety cameras has been a key element in achieving this excellent outcome.

“None of this has happened without significant financial investment and I would be keen to see this reduction in casualties on our roads sustained.”

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