Extra funding for road safety will be made available for East Cheshire and the East Midlands, the UK’s road safety minister Paul Clark said.

The additional funds are provided under the Department for Transport’s Road Safety Partnerships Grant scheme.

An interactive web-based tool for its existing motorcycle safety project is expected to be funed in East Cheshire with its £106,000 ($159,400) share.

It would enable motorcyclists to use maps, share popular routes and information to reduce casualties.

The East Midlands is expected to use £260,000 ($391,000) to run its campaign on drink driving, speeding, mobile phone use and seatbelt wearing.

The funds are in addition to £110m ($165m), given annually to local authorities for road safety, and £1.3bn ($2bn) for local transport capital funding support.