Councillor pledges to fight to reduce road traffic accidents

Compensation claims made due to injuries sustained during road traffic accidents may be reduced in one area of the country, after a local councillor pledged to improve safety levels in the region.

According to online resource Leader Live, Ian Roberts, Chirk North councillor and deputy mayor of Wrexham, has insisted he will try to take action to curb the number of such incidents occurring on the A5 Chirk bypass.

Earlier this year, two people passed away following a collision on the highway - which links English counties such as Shropshire with Wales - and there have been numerous other crashes there in recent times.

Councillor Roberts labelled that middle lane of the road - in which traffic heading in both directions can overtake - as "extremely dangerous", but said officials are reluctant to change this due to the costs involved.

However, he added: "I will continue to fight for something to be done."

Posted by Patrick White
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27/04/2011 17:00