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Hundreds killed or seriously injured on Wiltshire's roads last year Featured

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Hundreds of people were killed or seriously injured on Wiltshire's roads last year, new figures show.

Road safety charity Brake has called on the Government to strengthen roads policing, following what it described as a decade of 'appalling stagnation' in the number of fatalities on Britain's roads.

In 2019, 282 people were killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents in Wiltshire, Department for Transport figures show.

This was a rise of 4 per cent on the year before when there were 270.

Of last year's total, 24 were fatalities – the same number as the year before.

The figures represent all accidents that happened on a public road and involved at least one vehicle, horse rider or cyclist.

Across Britain, the number of casualties fell to 153,315 last year, the lowest since comparable records began in 1979 – mainly driven by a fall in non-serious injuries.

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