Cumbria

Cumbria road casualties 'fall to lowest level'

The number of people killed or injured on Cumbria's roads has fallen to its lowest level since monitoring began in 2000, new figures have shown.

Last year, there were a total of 1,629 casualties, 28 of which were fatal.

This compares with 1,707, including 30 fatalities in 2012, and 1,755 the previous year.

Cumbria Road Safety Partnership, which released the figures, described them as "heartening", but said that every casualty was one too many.

The partnership is made up of a number of organisations, led by the county council, and is involved with the enforcement of traffic legislation, education and training, and road safety publicity,

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