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A new road safety initiative in North Lincolnshire has come up with a new way of reducing accidents following news that road casualties in the area have increased.
The campaign is focusing on factories and work places where people cycle to work and safety equipment such as cycle lights and high-visibility jackets is being offered.
According to the survey conducted by North Lincolnshire Partnership there were 647 people killed or injured on roads in 2013 with 5 more casualties than the year before.
The main aim is the cyclists who are killed, according to Roy Hindmarsh, who is Road Safety Audit and Partnership Officer at North Lincolnshire council. The county has already carried out a number of other initiatives including a shared cycle and pathway as well as a new £3.4 m cycle path and that 2014 would continue to be focussed on cyclist and pedestrian safety.
Mr Hindmarsh said: “I have been into the 2 Sisters chicken factory on the Foxhills Industrial Estate with PC Barry Gardner over their lunch break to give away cycle lights, high visibility jackets and high visibility rucksack covers, as we have identified a large number of their employees cycle to work, especially in the dark without lights or high visibility.”
Mr Hindmarsh also said he was pleased to see a reduction in motorcycle accidents and put it down to extra work carried out by the campaign group.
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