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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2007, 10:04 GMT
Fall in deaths on county's roads
The number of deaths in crashes on Lincolnshire's roads has fallen, according to police figures.

Officers revealed there were 66 fatalities in 2006, compared with 69 in 2005 and 77 in 2004.

Insp Andy McManus from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership said the figure had decreased because people were becoming more responsible on the roads.

He added that most crashes could still be avoided if drivers slowed down and allowed more time for their journeys.

Insp McManus said: "For example, 20 years ago drink-driving wasn't as socially unacceptable as it is now.

"People are becoming more responsible and acting accordingly and that is a big part in why the figures are coming down."

He said that the largest number of casualties was among the 17 to 24 age group and added that the partnership was working with schools to try to raise young drivers' awareness of speed.

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