Roads deaths up 40% last year despite fall in traffic | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
By Press Association 2021 6 hrs ago
Provisional figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show 140 cyclists were killed in crashes in 2020, compared with 100 in 2019.
The AA expressed concern at the increase, as it occurred despite a decline in vehicle traffic due to coronavirus restrictions.
Edmund King, AA president, said: “It is staggering that with car traffic down to as little as 22% of pre-lockdown levels and the big increase in protected pop-up routes, the level of cyclist casualties was so high.
“This points strongly to the need for better engineering, more education and more cops in cars to help eliminate road deaths.
“We will continue to push our Think Bikes! campaign so that drivers take more care around cyclists.