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New figures over speed limit cuts in Warwickshire

The number of crashes resulting in deaths and injuries has gone down on some Warwickshire roads after speed limits were cut, figures suggest.

Limits were cut on some A and B roads in the county in May last year.

Crashes resulting in death or injury on these roads have fallen by 22% and those in which people died or were seriously hurt went down by 35%.

The county council's figures showed the average recorded speed went down on 85% of roads where the limit had changed.

The study only looked at roads where speed limits were lowered, the council said.



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