THE number of people who are killed or seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads has fallen by nearly 20 per cent for the first three months of the year.

Figures released by Lancashire Constabulary show that there were 150 people killed and seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads compared to 184 for the same period last year.

The number of child casualties also reduced by over 20 per cent from 127 to 101, while the number of slight injury collisions reduced by 72.

Inspector Martin Bishop said: “One person dying or being seriously injured on our roads is one too many but we are really encouraged to see the number reducing.

“The aim of Operation Pathway is to see a continued decrease in the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads and the figures show that that is happening.

“As a force we are committed to making our roads safer.

"We have worked in conjunction with partner agencies like, the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council.”

Reducing accidents amongst Motorcyclists has been a big theme for Operation Pathway over the past few weeks.

Inspector Bishop said: “Motorcyclists are one of our most vulnerable groups.

"During the spring and summer months, more bikers will be on the road and motorists should check their mirrors, especially when turning right and consider bikers and their vulnerability."