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Speed - Rural  - The facts

Car drivers and passengers are three times more likely to die on a rural road than a busy street.
In 2006, more than 60 per cent of all deaths due to road accidents were in rural areas.
The people most at risk on rural roads are young men, predominantly aged between 17 and 39

Speed - Urban - The facts

Speed is still one of the biggest contributory factors in fatal road accidents. In 2008, 4,685 people were killed or seriously injured (KSI) in crashes where a speed contributory factor was reported; 586 of these were fatalities.

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