Road safety : a historical decrease of 55.8 % of the dead in April | Automobile

The number of people killed on the roads fell sharply in April, from 55.8 per cent, a month during which the metropolitan France was confined, according to the

Road safety : a historical decrease of 55.8 % of the dead in April | Automobile

The number of people killed on the roads fell sharply in April, from 55.8 per cent, a month during which the metropolitan France was confined, according to the road Safety figures released on Friday. Last month, 103 people died on the roads, was 130 less than in April 2019.

The month of march 2020, at which had been put in place for the containment, had already been marked by a dramatic decline, with 39.6 % of people killed in less. According to the ONISR, the same observation can be made on the road overseas since April, 7 people were killed, 16 less than in April 2019.

" If the road trips are substantially reduced during the confinement, the police and speed cameras have seen a significant number of major speeding, with an increase of over 16 % compared to the same period in 2019 ", notes, however, the road Safety in its press release. Radars that have taken up service with the same experiment launched around a new type of device of very small size.

Read also : "The road Safety is experimenting with the radar stealth"

Accidents in solitaire

the decline in The number of trips is also reflected in a modification of the typology of fatal accidents, with " less frontal impacts. Logical, as fewer vehicles on the roads, the likelihood of crossing one another in front is reduced. On the other hand, it has been found to be significantly more loss of vehicle control only, not involving another vehicle. These accidents by the end of the side obstacles, trees, walls or on the roof after multiple barrels ".

The number of personal injury accidents, precisely, is also in free fall, of 74 % compared to April 2019 (3 135 less), like that of persons injured (- 76,5 %, or 4 050 less).

in addition, if the number of deaths among vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and powered two wheelers) has declined two-thirds (76 less), it has fallen to "less than half" among motorists (- 46).

Finally, " the mortality of seniors aged 65 years or older has fallen sharply in April 2020, while that of young adults (18/34 years) has the lowest decreasing ", note the road Safety.

Read also : "Roads : déconfinement high-risk"

Since the 11th of may, many of the French have returned to the road after 55 days of confinement. In a new campaign, the road Safety invites the French to extend on-the-road behaviours of prudence and solidarity, which are so strongly embodied during these two months. Find here : The advice of champions and road Safety to return cautiously to the road.

Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 17:34

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