South Yorkshire road deaths at all time low

Pictured the Northbound M18 which was closed after a crash.

Pictured the Northbound M18 which was closed after a crash.

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Fewer people died on South Yorkshire’s roads last year than any time since records began - but more needs doing, says a Doncaster campaigner.

The latest figures from the Safer Roads Partnership for 2012 show that 29 people died as a direct result of a road traffic collision.

Road safety campaigner Nikki Webber has launched a new website and is also writing a book about her experiences

Road safety campaigner Nikki Webber has launched a new website and is also writing a book about her experiences

Meanwhile 450 people were seriously injured in South Yorkshire - the highest since 2009.

The partnership did not have a breakdown showing the figures for Doncaster.

But Doncaster Council says so far this year in the borough three people had been killed on the borough’s motorways and one person killed on a slower Doncaster road.

A police spokesman said regional figures for deaths on the roads are the lowest since records began in 2003.

But Harworth resident Nikki Webber, aged 31, who was left with mobility problems after she was knocked down as a child in Bawtry says more still needs to be done.

Nikki, who has been