The recent release of statistics compiled by Transport for London (TfL) show that road safety in the capital is far ahead of previously set targets. Originally road deaths were to be reduced by 40 per cent by 2010, but TfL figures show that 20 per cent less people died or were seriously injured on Londons roads in 2004, compared to the previous year. The TfL statistics also reveal that road accident rates are improving four times faster in the capital than in the rest of Britain, indicating that the safety measures introduced by the town council have paid off. These include speed cameras, better pedestrian crossings and cycling lanes and the introduction of zones with a 20mph speed limit. Not being one to rest on his laurels however, Londons mayor, Ken Livingston, claims that: Any death or serious injury is one too many, and has announced an even more ambitious target for 2010 the halving of road deaths and the reduction of accidents by 50 per cent.
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