A series of road safety roadshows – aimed at cutting the number of adult pedestrian casualties – is to be held throughout Merseyside.
They are being arranged as the latest figures show the rate of casualties has risen in the last three years – in contrast to the number of children injured on the region’s roads.
A total of 214 people aged between 26 and 59 were involved in serious accidents in the last three years, with six being killed.
The highest number of people killed or seriously injured occurred in Liverpool.
Pedestrians failing to look at oncoming traffic is the single biggest factor contributing to these collisions while alcohol is reckoned to have been involved in 20% of them,
The roadshows will show a series of adverts with a road safety message and staff will be on hand to offer advice on a one-to-one basis.