Rate of Fatal Road Accidents in Britain Reaches Highest in Five Years

Fatal road accidents can leave devastating consequences for all those involved in a crash as well as the family of the deceased. The rate of these type of accidents are on the rise and having reached the highest figure in five years, it just shows the alarming danger road users face in Britain.

As reported by the Metro, 2016 saw the number of fatal road accidents reach its highest point in five years. There were 1,792 deaths recorded which is the highest since 2011 and an increase of 4% from 2015. The Department for Transport has described the data as ‘not statistically significant’ and cited ‘natural variation’ as a probable reason for the increase.

Director of the RAC Foundation, Steve Gooding, has called for more to be done to prevent further road accidents. Gooding bemoaned the lack of progress since 2011 but has praised a new reporting system which is used to gather accurate data about accidents.

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Posted: September 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm


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