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Police Introduce New App to Enhance Road Safety

Jersey police have started using an app to collect and share information gathered from road traffic collisions.

Staff will be trained up on how to use the app - called Stats 19 - which will allow emergency services to have a better understanding of what causes accidents.

The information will also be shared with government departments to assess roads and make them safer.

Police hope the new technology will help lower the number of road traffic collisions and in turn increase road safety. The Stats 19 app is already in use in the UK.

Insp Callum O'Conner, head of roads policing in Jersey, said he was keen to see it put into action in the island.

"Every time we attend a road traffic collision, we will collect the data of that accident - where it occurred, the vehicle it occurred with - and any other nuances," he said.

"For example, was it near a junction, was there a high granite wall?

"Then we can work closely with infrastructure and make changes to the road network to increase safety."

The announcement about the Stats 19 app follows the publication of a report that found a higher proportion of people in Jersey were injured in road crashes than in Britain or many parts of Europe.


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