Bexley’s roads are among the safest in the capital - but how many accidents were there last year?

PUBLISHED: 11:19 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:19 01 November 2016

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The Department for transport has published its annual report

A report listing the number of casualties on London’s roads has been published has revealed the borough to be one of the safest in the capital.

The Department for Transport report breaks down casualty numbers by constituency.

Across Bexley’s three constituencies, there were two fatal crashes on the road, both of which were in the Erith and Thamesmead area.

Altogether there were 37 serious casualties, the most coming from Old Bexley and Sidcup.

Combining the two with Bexleyheath and Crayford saw a total of 626 slight road casualties across 2015.

Out of London’s 73 parliamentary constituencies, Bexley’s were ranked bottom 4th, 5th and 6th.

“I am greatly saddened there have been any road casualties in the borough, including two fatalities” commented Alex Sawyer, cabinet member for traffic and transport at Bexley council.

“Our goal is to have no such tragedies and we need the help of all road users to achieve that.”

“A few simple measures can make all the difference and help us continue to reduce road casualties in the borough.

“Using reflective stickers on bags and clothing, or wearing bright colours, is very effective in making sure you can be seen - and these are things people of all ages can do.”2

Here is how the three constituencies ranked:

Old Bexley and Sidcup - 218 (0 fatal; 14 serious; 204 slight)

Erith and Thamesmead - 223 (2 fatal; 11 serious; 210 slight)

Bexleyheath and Crayford - 224 (0 fatal; 12 serious; 212 slight)

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