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Transport for London has reported that the number of people killed and seriously injured on the capital’s roads fell by 23% from January to December 2013 - to the lowest levels since records began in 1986.

The number of casualties alone fell by 5% over the period, with 132 deaths overall.

Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Our ultimate goal is to see a London where roads are free from death and serious injury, which is why we’re investing significant funding to make the road network fit for the 21st century.

"From overhauling the most notorious junctions, to investing in the latest technology, TfL is pushing hard on all fronts to make London’s roads as safe as they can possibly be for all users.”

In March, Johnson pledged to double investment into London road networks to £4bn over the coming decade.

Some initiatives in the line-up include roadside pedestrian detection technologies, road improvements with new cycle routes and lanes, tougher safety enforcement measures, and the implementation of various safety action plans for cyclists, pedestrians, motorcycles and lorries.

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TfL says deaths and serious injuries on London roads hit 'record low' in 2013
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