Latest figures on road safety indicate just how badly Wirral and Merseyside in general is doing. Figures for 2011 show the numbers killed or seriously injured in Wirral jumped 17%, much higher than the national increase (2%). For Merseyside as a whole the figures for vulnerable road users are even more worrying. 2011 was the worst year since 2005 and the worst year for cyclists since 1998.
The figures show that, despite all the rhetoric, local police and politicians aren't doing enough to protect and encourage pedestrians and cyclists. We badly need 20mph implemented and enforced as the default speed limit on residential roads.
You can see the full Wirral Green Party press release via our Facebook page.