THE number of people killed or seriously injured on Inverclyde's roads increased by more than 40 per cent from 2021 into 2022. 

Figures released by road safety charity Brake reveal that a total of 16 people were killed or seriously injured in 2021, rising to 23 the following year. 

Across Scotland as a whole, the number of people killed or injured increased from 1,760 in 2021, to 1,945 in 2022. 

Ross Moorlock, interim CEO at Brake, said: "Road death is sudden, traumatic, and sends shockwaves across families, schools, workplaces and communities.

"The speed we choose to drive at can mean the difference between life and death.

"Please talk to as many people as you can to find out why so many of us still choose to drive too fast."