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Sharp drop in the number of deaths on roads in octobre

According to provisional statistics of the National Observatory of Road Safety, 316 people lost their lives on roads in mainland France in octobre 2016, against 378 in 2015, a drecrease of 16.4 % and 62 lifes saved .

Road accidents are up to 7 % : 5 440 in octobre 2016 against 5 085 in octobre 2015, that is to say 355 more accidents. The number of injured on roads increase of 9.6 % : 6 886 people last month against 6 285 in octobre 2015, that is to say 601 more injured people.

The Road Safety remind that in octobre 2015 the tragic accident of Puisseguin caused death of 43 people.

For the first ten month of the year the number of deaths on roads remain at this stage 0.8% higher than for the same period last year, which corresponds to 22 more death people.

As the 11th of novembre weekend and the first cold weather near, the Road Safety remind than vigilance and respect of carefulness rules behind the wheel stand out for more than ever on road.

Press release of the Road Safety dated novembre 10, 2016

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