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New report shows half of road deaths in the EU occur on rural roads

New report shows half of road deaths in the EU occur on rural roads

A recent report published by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) shows that over 50% of fatal road accidents occur on rural roads. The report (“Reducing Road Deaths on Rural Roads , PIN Flash Report 46 of March 2024) further states that:

“Rural roads can be dangerous, compared to other road types.  They often lack central and side barriers and allow for large speed and weight differences between the vehicles that use them, from lorries to vulnerable cyclists as well as pedestrians.   Single-vehicle crashes, where a fatigued driver misjudges a turn and runs off the road, are common.  Head-on collisions frequently occur, and are often lethal.”

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