Driving home the road safety message saved up to 39 lives
In 2008, a total of 279 people were killed on our roads, yet it was the safest year since we began recording road deaths in 1959. Around this time last year, I said that despite this achievement there were still too many people dying needlessly on our roads.
I asked everyone to please, please continue their life-saving behaviour into 2009 so we could spare more families the grief of losing a brother, sister, child, father or mother.
Well, thankfully you have done just that. Twelve months later, 39 lives have been saved and 39 families spared the grief of losing a loved one.