53 deaths on Portsmouth’s roads in past 11 years

BUSY Portsmouth's Eastern Road
BUSY Portsmouth's Eastern Road
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PORTSMOUTH’S roads claimed the lives of 53 people between 1999 and 2010, new figures show.

Eight people died on Gosport’s roads in the period, with another 27 losing their lives in Fareham.

The figures, which form a national map of deaths on the road, show the Eastern Road was Portsmouth’s most dangerous, with six people losing their lives on the highway from 1999 to 2010. The figure for Portsmouth compares with 59 deaths in the Southampton area and 118 in Chichester and the surrounding countryside.