THE number of people killed on Cheshire's roads significantly reduced in 2006, according to police figures.
Compared with the previous year roads in the Cheshire Police area were far safer in 2006 than 2005.
The number of people killed in road crashes fell by 19% in 2006.
Serious injuries reduced by 11.6% and slight injuries fell by 4.6%. These reductions have assisted Cheshire Police to achieve Government targets set for road traffic death and injury reduction in advance of the Government's 2010 target.
In real terms this means that potentially 15 people are alive and well today who may have become victims of fatal crashes in previous years and a further 82 people have avoided long term serious injuries and the trauma that this entails for all involved.