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More than 430 people killed or seriously injured in Cambridgeshire last year

More than 1,100 people were killed or seriously injured on the roads across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire between November 2018 and November 2019.

Cambridgeshire saw 36 people killed and 396 seriously injured. The 1,100 total for the three counties equates to almost 20 serious injuries and at least one death every week.

The shocking figures have been released by police at the start of this month’s speed campaign to remind motorists of the devastating consequences of speeding.

Serious road collisions top 1,100 on counties' roads.
Serious road collisions top 1,100 on counties' roads.

Chief Inspector Jon Roche, Head of Roads Policing for the three forces, said: “Far too many lives are tragically lost or changed forever as a result of speeding on our counties’ roads. It’s the reason we are so passionate about preventing avoidable collisions.

“The faster you drive, the less time you have to react and any mistake is amplified by speed. Speed limits are in place for a reason. Never exceed the limit for the road you’re on and please make sure your speed is appropriate for the driving conditions.

“Speed limits are the top safe speed for that road. It is often safer to travel at lower speeds, such as in bad weather and where there are pedestrians or cyclists, particularly children. Don’t gamble with their lives or yours.”

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