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"We've got a roads safety emergency" - Flint

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Former roads policing chief wants gov't action

"We've declared a climate emergency. Well, you know what? We've got a roads safety emergency."

That's the view of a former head of roads policing on the Isle of Man, Derek Flint.

He was speaking to Manx Radio after the news you're twice as likely to be killed or suffer a serious injury as a result of a crash here on the Island, compared to England.

That's according to figures released by Public Health Isle of Man.

Mr Flint wants to see a cross-departmental approach to reversing that statistic, as a matter of urgency:

Dollin Mercer asked Mr Flint if he thought there was a perception the standard of driving on the Isle of Man was lower than elsewhere:

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