Cumbrian highway workers praised for safety record

New safety procedures for road workers in Cumbria mean that there has not been a serious accident involving maintenance staff for almost two years.

In that time, more than 1,000,000 working hours have been logged on Cumbria's highways without incident, compared with eight deaths among maintenance staff nationwide.

Andy Burns is the general manager of Enterprisemouchel, who maintain roads in the county, and he is asking for drivers to give repair crews a safe environment to work in: