Lowest number of deaths on the county’s roads

Nottinghamshire has recorded its lowest number of road deaths in a single year – but drivers are still being urged to stick to simple motoring rules to save even more lives.

A total of 29 people were killed on Nottinghamshire’s roads in 2010, compared with 48 in 2009 and 49 in 2008.

From this week, Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership will be distributing a handy-sized plastic calendar card that has a list of simple rules on the other side to remind all drivers that it is not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to help reduce road casualties even further.

The cards will be distributed by local officers at neighbourhood policing meetings and are also available from the county’s bigger police stations.

Nottinghamshire Police’s head of roads policing, Chf Insp Andrew Charlton, said: “The reduction in the number of people killed on Nottinghamshire’s roads is to be warmly welcomed, and we applaud the vast majority of responsible road users who have made our roads safer than ever.

“By changing driver behaviour in just one way, such as always wearing a seatbelt or not using a mobile phone device to text or talk, we can make a vital difference.”