WEST Yorkshire's streets are safer than ever, according to new figures out today.
Road casualty figures between January and September this year show the number of crashes and collisions has dropped sharply.
And the biggest improvement is among children, where fatal and serious injuries have fallen by almost a third.
Latest figures released by West Yorkshire Road Safety Strategy Group - which is responsible for the region's speed cameras - has compiled the average statistics between January and September this year with the previous five-year average.
Strategy Group chairman Steve Thornton said: "Injuries to pedestrians and children - both extremely vulnerable road user groups - show the most encouraging improvements.
"And accidents involving motorcycle, moped and scooter riders show their first decline in the past five years.
"These encouraging achievements are the result of a continuing and concerted effort by West Yorkshire's various road safety agencies working together. Our continuing significant achievements in casualty reduction suggest that our strategies are the right ones."
Fatal crashes have fallen from an average of 80 in the previous five years to 75 between January and September this year.
And total casualties have also fallen - from 938 to 881.
The number of children killed or seriously injured has plummeted from 164 to 117 and the total child casualties has fallen from 1,341 to 1,041.
Pedestrian and cyclist figures have also fallen with the total casualties, down from 1,282 to 1,060.
The total of cycle casualties is down by one fifth from 434 to 345.
The number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured has also fallen, from 177 to 165.
The figures will form part of a more detailed county-wide analysis that is due to be published in about April next year.