Fewer pedestrians killed as drivers slow down

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Fewer pedestrians are being killed as drivers have stopped speeding in urban areas, it has been claimed.

This is according to figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), which claims that if car insurance customers stick to speed limits in built-up estates then the number of incidents decrease.

The DfT's report revealed that the number of people speeding in 30mph zones has decreased from 1998's figure of 69 per cent to 46 per cent last year.

It also revealed that pedestrian fatalities were down 40 per cent.

Neil Grieg, director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said: "The good news is that drivers are not driving faster on the less crowded roads – and more people are sticking to the limit in urban areas where there are many hazards."

Recently, Confused.com revealed that almost 50 per cent of car insurance customers put themselves at risk by overtaking slow drivers.

Posted by Noel Martin

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