Last year, 138 people were killed or seriously injured on our roads. Year after year Powys has the worst road casualties, by a long way, for any Council area in Wales.
Liberal Democrat Welsh Assembly candidate for Powys has said this is one thing where our County can share no pride.
She said “Each death is of course a personal tragedy, but it's more than that. It is families destroyed, parents, children, neighbours and communities left bereaved.”
The website www.crashmap.co.uk, shows which are the worst roads. Here in Montgomeryshire it's roads like the A483, A458, A489 and A470. Statistics show that Powys has the highest level of accidents per head of population than any other Council area in Wales.
“It is up to all of us to do what we can about it.” Said Jane “Safer driving is of course the key; observing speed limits, driving carefully and of course and not drinking and driving. But its hard to believe that our drivers are any worse than those in neighboring counties.”
“The Police, The County Council, and others can make a difference, but are they doing enough? Too often there's no warning to motorists about danger spots ahead. For instance, do passing motorists know as they drive through about the dreadful accident record on these roads? Could lives be saved with more roadside warnings, and changes to the roads to make them safer?”
Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrat road safety campaigner Richard Church wants to hear local views about road safety in our area. What could be done to save lives, reduce injuries and make your town or village a safer place to live. He can be contacted at [email protected]
For more information call Richard Church on 07976 498595