STAFFORDSHIRE roads are the safest since records began 30 years ago – according to the latest figures from the Department for Transport.
The number of people killed or seriously injured on the county's roads is now at its lowest level since 1984.
In that year, 1,395 people were either killed or seriously injured compared to 213 in 2013. For Staffordshire alone the figure for 2013 is 165.
People who lost their lives on the roads numbered 125 in 1984 compared to 28 in 2013.
The figures put Staffordshire's roads amongst the top three safest in the country.