12:03PM, Thursday 26 June 2014
The number of people killed or injured on Royal Borough roads has dropped according to statistics released today by Safer Roads.
Figures show 54 people were killed or injured on roads in the Windsor and Maidenhead area last year compared to 63 in 2003.
Across Berkshire, the total number of children injured on roads has also gone down from 324 in 2003 to 197 last year - a drop of about 39 per cent.
The number of motorcycle casualties in the county has dropped by 34 per cent since 2003 and the number of pedestrian casualties has fallen by 23 per cent.
However, risk among some groups has increased in the last 10 years. The number of cyclist casualties has risen from 247 to 316 and the number of casualties aged 46-55 has also slightly increased.
Richard Owen, operations director at Safer Roads said: “There have been some good improvements as shown in these figures, however, we still have more work to do to make sure that as more cyclists take to the roads their proportionate risk does not increase."
The group is running a five-day cycling festival in towns across the county to raise awareness of cycle
They will be in Wokingham on July 23, Slough on July 24 and Maidenhead on July 26 to raise awareness of cycle safety.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.