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Road safety campaign hits the streets
A road safety partnership between Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been set up to target four of the worst accident hotspots in Stockport.
Data collected from the sites shows that many of the casualties - almost 600 in the last five years - relate to poor road user behaviour such as failure to use a safe crossing area, drink driving, excessive speed and illegal use of mobile phones while driving.
As part of Greater Manchester's road traffic casualty reduction targets, Stockport Council is working hard to reduce accidents by 50 per cent by 2010. The Council is already on target to achieve this reduction and hopes this campaign will help tackle the more difficult 'hotspot' areas.
The campaign leads with simple messages asking motorists and pedestrians to Look out for each other, and Share the road space.
Over the next few months issues such as speed and the correct use of puffin crossings will also be addressed. In addition to raising awareness the police will provide extra enforcement on these routes.
For further information contact Brian Wilkinson