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Road mortality: encouraging figures in 2023!

Road safety has revealed the figures for road deaths in France for the year 2023. An overall satisfactory result.

The results of the year 2023 at the level of road safety has just fallen. In total, there was 3,170 deaths on the roads of France. It is 3 % less than 2022. Road safety detailed numbers during its annual presentation.

A generally satisfactory assessment

This Thursday February 1stFlorence Guillaume, Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety, presented the provisional assessment of road accidents in France on the year 2023.
Numbers rejoicing according to the delegate. In fact, the total of death on the roads to drop 3 % compared with to 2022with 3,170 dead on the roads.
Same observation for The wounded with a drop in 1,9 % compared to 2022totaling 232,000 injured.
According to the authorities, this is the mortality rate the weakest since 1927with the exception of Covid years.
Road safety presented the details of the balance sheet, with a great majority deaths that occur outside urban areas, i.e. 59 %.
We thus see 273 deaths on the highway. A number always higher than 4% compared with to 2019but down compared to to 2022.
In urban areas, mortality fell by 2 % in 2023 to obtain a total of 1,016 deaths on the road. Enough to delight the authorities on the sharing of urban mobility.

The importance of protections

Quite important fact: the car drivers now represent a minority in mortality overall road, with a share of 48 %.
At the level of the different modes of transportsome have a track record more positive that others. Another example, deaths among cyclists are down for the first time since 2015. In fact, we see 19 deaths less this year.
Even Bell Sound among motorcyclists with a record of 11 people died less on roads.
On the contrary, the users scooters are more likely to have a serious accident. Indeed, road safety notes an increase in 7 % killed and seriously injured.
Faced with this observation, professionals of health recommend the use of several pieces of equipment of security. They are thinking in particular of the port a helmet but also of dorsal.
Furthermore, it is important to remind that one must be totally lucid when taking a scooter and not taking these machines after consuming the alcohol.

The balance sheet finally shows that it is the young people between 18 and 24 years old who are most exposed to accidents.

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