A TARGET has been set to reduce deaths and serious injuries on Warwickshire's roads by 50% over the next years eight years.

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership has published the Warwickshire Road Safety Strategy this week to halve deaths and serious injuries on the roads by 2030.

The development of the plan follows a public consultation which looked at attitudes to road safety and the measures that would be needed to make highways safer for all users.

The strategy calls upon the public as well as Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue and National Highways to play their part in making our roads safer.

Chair of Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership and Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “In Warwickshire the ambitious target of a 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries means 183 fewer people killed or seriously injured on our roads by 2030.

“Talking about this target in real terms brings home how important it is that we reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on our roads every year. Any number is too many and this new Strategy is just the start of our journey towards ‘Vision Zero’ to eliminate fatal and serious casualties, and create a safe road environment that will encourage active and sustainable travel.”

Working groups have been set up to look at all aspects of road safety in order to keep people safe.

They will work together to improve the system and use all available data and evidence to determine the initiatives that need to be put in place.

Mr Seccombe added: “We can only do this if everyone plays their part, so please join us by doing your utmost to become a better road user and do everything you can to help prevent collisions from occurring.”