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Lockdown travel restrictions linked to fall in road deaths

Road Safety

Deniz Huseyin
05 October 2021
Edmund King
Edmund King

 

There were 1,460 reported road deaths in the UK in 2020, a decrease of 17% from the previous year, latest Government figures show. The drop in fatalities last year is linked to the reduction in road traffic in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the DfT suggests.

Road user groups saw a fall in fatalities in 2020 compared with the previous year, with the exception of pedal cyclists where it rose 41% from 100 to 141.

There was big rise in the rate of cyclist fatalities on rural A roads, up 43%...

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