CAR­NAGE

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - In­juries are on the in­crease Chris Taylor Res­cue ser­vices are called out daily

Road crashes which have led to deaths, lifechang­ing in­juries and trau­mas are re­ported on Ren­frew­shire’s roads daily.

Stark new stats lay bare the car­nage that has claimed dozens of lives in the last five years.

Emer­gency ser­vice work­ers dealt with 26 fa­tal­i­ties and 1,759 trau­mas on car­riage­ways.

Last year 363 peo­ple needed treat­ment af­ter an ac­ci­dent – al­most one in­jury for ev­ery day of the year.

Ja­son Wake­ford, di­rec­tor of cam­paigns for road safety char­ity Brake, wants speed lim­its in built-up up streets in Pais­ley and sur­round­ing towns to be slashed to 20mph to pre­vent ac­ci­dents.

He said: “Trav­el­ling at lower speeds dras­ti­cally re­duces the risk of death and se­ri­ous in­jury and en­cour­ages more walk­ing and cy­cling – re­liev­ing pres­sure on the NHS and other pub­lic ser­vices.

In­juries are on the in­crease in Ren­frew­shire af­ter a pe­riod of de­cline. FULL STORY:PAGE 7

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