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Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional results: 2020 – AA comments

Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional results: 2020 – AA comments

Following the provisional road casualty statistics for 2020*, Edmund King, AA president, said; "Predictably, the pandemic has seen fatal and serious collisions drop by more than a fifth (22%) compared to last year, but tragically more than 1,400 people were killed on the roads. If we are to achieve zero road deaths by the end of the decade, we must ensure this overall reduction is not a one-off.

"It is staggering that with car traffic down to as little as 22% of pre-lockdown levels and the big increase in protected pop-up routes, the level of cyclist casualties was so high. This points strongly to the need for better engineering, more education and more cops in cars to help eliminate road deaths. We will continue to push our 'Think Bikes!' campaign so that drivers take more care around cyclists**.

"Regardless of how we use the roads, we all have a responsibility to one another to ensure people can travel safely."

*Article Source www.rac.com

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