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Covid-19 cuts road casualties

01 June 2020
 

Leeds City Council has reported a big drop in road traffic casualities because during Covid-19 movement restrictions. The council has compared road traffic casualties in the first 18 weeks of 2020 and 2019. All casualties fell by 40 per cent, from 643 (2019) to 383 (2020), while those killed or seriously injured (KSI) fell 38 per cent, from 117 to 73. The council has also compared data from week 12 of both years onwards, covering the period of Covid-19 lockdown. “Despite some random fluctuations, the number of casualties has substantially reduced regardless of the mode of transport,” reported officers. “The total number of all casualties fell by 64 per cent from 236 in 2019 to 86 in 2020, while those KSI went down by 54 per cent, from 43 in 2019 to 20 in 2020.” 

 
 
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