Road collisions reduced on day of safety action

A MAJOR day of action to tackle road safety resulted in a 70 per cent drop in collisions on South Yorkshire’s highways.

Fire, police and other partners came together to spell out driving dangers at dozens of events across the county on National Road Safety Day.

The day of action helped bring the number of collisions on the county’s roads down to three on July 6, compared to a daily average of ten.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s Delroy Galloway, said: “Whilst we’re happy to have made an impact locally on this important national day of action, our work to reduce collisions on our county’s roads continues.”