Road fatalities in Cornwall increase by a third
FATALITIES on Cornwall’s roads increased by more than a third last year, police statistics have revealed.
Eighteen people died in road traffic accidents in the county in 2011 but the figure shot up to 25 in 2012 – a rise of 39 per cent.
In comparison, there were 41 people killed in Devon last year, compared to 24 in 2011.
Inspector Richard Pryce, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said the increase could not be attributed to a single factor.
He said: "We tend to focus on the main issues, such as not wearing a seatbelt, driving too fast, drink-driving and driver distractions, such as using a mobile phone while driving."