Norfolk road safety to receive £315,000 cash boost

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More than £300,000 is to be spent on improving road safety in Norfolk after a rise in deaths and serious injuries.

The number of people in serious accidents rose from 329 between June 2010 and June 2011, to 360 in the year to June 2012, the county council said.

It said the number of children involved also rose during the same period from 19 to 33.

Norfolk County Council said one in four fatalities were linked to people not wearing a seat belt.

The £315,000 boost, funded by the council and emergency services, will go towards improving the skills of young drivers and motorcyclists.

The council said it would also help older drivers to stay safe and increase road safety awareness in schools and colleges.

The authority said the majority of accidents occurred on rural A and B class roads in the county.

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