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Congestion zone reduces traffic accidents by 40%

A congestion zone sign in the road Credit: PA

The London congestion charge has led to a 40 per cent reduction in traffic accidents, according to economists at Lancaster University.

That's despite an average increase in vehicle speed in the areas. Before the charge was introduced in 2003 the average speed was 8.6mph, speeds now average 20mph.

Since 2003, the London congestion charge zone now sees roughly 30 fewer traffic accidents per month. As a result of this, there are 46 fewer fatalities per year.

Serious road traffic collision on Clerkenwell Road

Transport for London have tweeted that there has been a serious road traffic accident near Farringdon Road and Clerkenwell Road:


Appeal for witnesses to accident that left woman critical

Police are appealing for information on a collision in June which left a pedestrian in a critical condition.

At around 11:45pm on 16 June, a car was in collision with a woman on West Hendon Broadway.

The 43-year-old woman had got off a northbound Number 32 bus moments before the collision.

Police believe this woman may have more information Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officer have released a CCTV image of a woman they wish to speak to who may have witnessed the collision. She was travelling on the same bus and left at the same stop. She woman was sat near to the woman who was in collision with the car..

The car involved - a white Nissan Skyline - did not stop at the scene. A man in his 20s later attended a police station and was arrested for dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He has been bailed to September pending further enquiries.