RAC reacts to provisional reported road casualty data for 2019
Responding to the Department for Transport's publication of the provisional road casualty data for 2019, RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said: "“While these latest road safety statistics show some progress was made in 2019, they also highlight that over a 10-year period safety on our roads has sadly improved very little. Of particular concern is the steady rise in fatalities of those aged 60 and over.
“We urge the Government to look closely at re-introducing road safety targets and study the correlation between the decline in full-time road traffic police officers and the impact this may have on driver behaviour. We also hope that changes announced this week to protect vulnerable road users will prove beneficial in the future.”
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