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RoSPA concerned over cyclist deaths

28th June 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has raised concern about the number of cyclists killed on the UK’s roads.

It has called for better provision in cyclist training, improved driver awareness and safer roads for cyclists after the release of annual casualty figures.

Results from the Department of Transport indicate that overall road deaths dropped by 8 per cent in 2012, though the number of cycle users killed jumped by ten per cent.

Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at RoSPA, said: “The good news of a large drop in road deaths in 2012 is marred by an increase in cyclist deaths, which occurred despite the poor weather in the main cycling seasons of spring and summer, which probably meant fewer cyclists were on the road.

“If the weather had been better, there may have been even more cyclists killed and injured.”

Mr Clinton explained that Britain needs to “redouble” its efforts to ensure cyclist deaths and injuries are reduced.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801605565-ADNFCR


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