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Action needed on motorway safety

Campaigners say more needs to be done to improve safety on our motorways.

Action needed on motorway safety Credit: ITV Anglia

Although the East of England has been named one of the safest regions overall when it comes to road crashes, new figures show that our motorways are some of the most dangerous.

There are 9 fatal or serious crashes per billion vehicle kilometres travelled on motorways in the East of England - making it the highest risk of all of the regions.

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Commuters urged to make small talk to help prevent railway suicides

  • Watch Serena Sandhu's report above

Rail passengers are being urged to strike up conversation beside railway tracks in an attempt to reduce suicides.

The campaign Small Talk Saves Lives is being supported by a Greater Anglia worker who's quick actions prevented a distressed man from taking his own life at a level crossing last year.

The hope from Samaritans who are part of the campaign is that it will start a wider conversation on how suicide is preventable.

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