Road injuries plummet

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The number of people seriously injured on the roads of Eastwood, Kimberley and wider Nottinghamshire in April and May 2014 reduced by 28 per cent compared to last year.

What’s more, there were no deaths on the county’s roads in May.

Chief Inspector Andy Charlton said: “It’s great to report that the amount of serious collisions on the county’s roads is reducing. One crash is of course one too many but these figures mean that fewer people have to put up with the horrific effects of serious road collisions.”

During the same period more than 5,000 drivers were caught by officers at the roadside – most were using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts and speeding, but drink drivers, uninsured drivers and banned drivers were also snared.