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New data shows increase in road collisions - RAC reaction

Following the publication of new official government road casualty data, RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said:

“It’s disappointing to see collision numbers rise again last year as the UK eased itself out of lockdown restrictions after a dip in 2020. Summer 2021 in particular appears to show an above-average number of fatalities on our roads. 

"RAC research suggests there is a huge level of concern among drivers about the standard of driving on our roads, so we urge the Government to consider re-introducing road safety targets. They should also look at whether the long-term decline in full-time road traffic police officers has led to a worsening in driver behaviour and an increase in casualties as a result. We also once again call on the Government to look at how camera-based technology could support the police in enforcing the ban on handheld mobile phone use while driving.”

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