Road deaths not falling in Lincolnshire during 2013
The number of people dying on Lincolnshire's roads has not fallen from a year ago.
Statistics from Lincolnshire Police show 24 people have died on Lincolnshire’s roads so far this year. There have been as many deaths this year than at the same point in 2012.
The figure rose to 24 over the weekend after the deaths of Roy and Ivy Emerson in a crash on Fodderdyke Bank at New Leake.
But the number of deaths for the whole year is likely to be down from a decade ago, when 104 people were killed.
John Siddle, from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, added that overall figures remaining the same was still a depressing statistic.
Hover on a year to see the number of deaths. 2013 refers to deaths so far
“We are today at 24 but there is no good news there,” Mr Siddle said.
“Last year was the lowest on record and we hope to be lower again in the future, but we have to recognise that we have already lost 24 people this year.
“That means 24 families blighted the loss of someone through a road death.
“It is 24 officers who have had to take walk down path to knock and deliver that message, 24 families who have been shattered by news just received.
“It is family changing and life altering.”