Can we have some statistics first???

How can you ask us to give input on what you perceive to be a problem if we don't know the recorded facts!

How many accidents a year result in serious injury? how many fatalities?

Of these figures, how many happend on a restricted road? and how many on an unrestricted road?

Was speed the main factor in all these accidents? if not then what percentage were?

How many traffic officers are there on patrol per day, do you the Govt feel it's enough? as am sure the public don't.

Not all our roads are suitable for both cycles and vehicles and when redesigning or rebuilding roads, why not do all you can to make provision for cycles.

Why the contribution is important

The Govt must show it's really doing it's bit in all this, show us the facts to show what the size of the problem is so it can be addressed correctly.

by Richie on April 12, 2018 at 11:03PM

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  • Posted by Dave April 12, 2018 at 23:16

    Problem we have is the hand-wringers will be all over this (while we're all at work) making crazy demands and our elected representatives may accept what they say without factual information.

    In my experience, there isn't a problem when you compare our rock to other parts of the uk.
  • Posted by BlakeKelly April 13, 2018 at 13:21

    We need the information.

    I am very interested in finding out the correlation between accidents, fatalities and the restrictions of the roads they happened on
  • Posted by TheDuck April 13, 2018 at 19:59

    Most accidents occur when attention instead of being on the road is elsewhere.
    I'm willing to wager that most accidents happen because of the lack of attention or poor vehicle control at LOW speeds.
    The faster I drive the more my brain processes the conditions if that means slowing I slow, but if everything's going fine I press on and enjoy the open road.
    Statistics of crashes in low speed zones and unrestricted zones need to be published, as I believe my opinion will be backed up
  • Posted by Rob April 13, 2018 at 21:17

    Accident stats are published in the annual chief Constable's reports. Available on line.
  • Posted by Richie April 14, 2018 at 09:33

    Would have been good to have them with the initial consultation, however after leafing through around 100 pages I found them!
    They ONLY list how fatalities and how many serious etc, which as it happens is decreasing on previous years.
    The utmost important factors are not there as I've stated above, which we still need the answers to in order to address any perceived problem or even for simply making things safer.
  • Posted by KatieIOMGov April 15, 2018 at 14:57

  • Posted by alphabeta April 28, 2018 at 07:22

    The most dangerous roads on the Island are known. Deaths and serious injuries galore on Shore Road, Gansey for example. Not rocket science.
    Ask yourself what has actually been done to address these obvious problems?
    The answer is very little and this relates to the lazy, arrogant culture that runs right through our enforcement agencies and general governance.
    That is the problem pure and simple.
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