More than 30 people have been killed due to crashes on Hertfordshire roads in a year, according to latest figures from police.

The new data, released by Hertfordshire Constabulary, shows how many people have been killed or seriously injures due to road traffic collisions across roads in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

It revealed that within Hertfordshire, 34 people were killed due to crashes on the county’s roads between November 2018-19.

It also showed that 364 people were seriously injured due to road traffic collisions within the county.

Across the three areas, the figures showed that more than 1,100 people were killed or seriously injured in a year due to crashes.

Hertfordshire’s police force said the figures have been released to “remind” motorists that speeding “devastates lives”.

Kevin Ambrose, from the 20s plenty campaign in Watford, said the figures showed that “things have not improved at all on the roads”.

He said it raises questions over what Hertfordshire County Council is doing over speed limits on roads and more work should be carried out to improve road safety.

He added: “I think one way to slow traffic down is to move yellow lines on the road and provide more parking spaces.

“I think if there is enough political will to treat these figures as a priority then these numbers could go down.”

A spokesperson from Hertfordshire County Council said the safety of road users and pedestrians is of “paramount importance”.

They continued: “We would always encourage people to voice any concerns which they might have about their local roads.

“We have a speed management strategy that sets out our approach to the application of speed limits. The key to this is that speed limits should be consistently applied across the network.”

Police forces across the country are currently taking part in a national campaign led by the National Police Chiefs' Council in a bid to tackle speeding.

Upon catching motorists speeding, officers will decide whether to offer advice, issue Fixed Penalty Notices, educate through a speed awareness course and where necessary put a driver before the courts.

Chief Inspector Jon Roche, Head of Roads Policing for the three forces, said: “Far too many lives are tragically lost or changed forever as a result of speeding on our counties’ roads. It’s the reason we are so passionate about preventing avoidable collisions.

“The faster you drive, the less time you have to react and any mistake by you or another is amplified by that speed. Speed limits are in place for a reason. Never exceed the limit for the road you’re on and please make sure your speed is appropriate for the driving conditions.

“Speed limits are the top safe speed for that road. It is often safer to travel at lower speeds, such as in bad weather and where there are pedestrians or cyclists, particularly children. Don’t gamble with their lives or yours.”