by timpickstone on August 27, 2012
Greater Manchester Police is inviting the public to have their say on how police respond to, report and investigate road traffic collisions. The consultation comes in the wake of an increase in road deaths in the county in the last year and forms part of a national consultation.
The review will feed into updating the Road Death Investigation Manual that was last reviewed in 2007.
In Greater Manchester road deaths increased by a shocking 42 per cent in 2011 compared to the previous year equating to 75 deaths and led to road safety being prioritised by GMP.
Increased enforcement of speeding, drink driving and dangerous driving offences in the last six months have been backed up by a hard-hitting safety awareness campaign to help stem the rise in road deaths.
Officers say that the increased level of enforcement will continue into the coming months and urge drivers to heed the messages of their Dicing with Death campaign to belt up, slow down and turn off mobile phones to safeguard their own lives and those of other road users.
The consultation is open until 7 September 2012 and comments can be made through gmp.police.uk/dicingwithdeath.