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France or UK: No easy road safety answer

There can never be a simple answer to road deaths, as David Hardy claims on your letters pages in January. 

Even allowing for France being approximately 2.5 times larger than the UK, I suggest his population comparisons vis à vis road traffic are simplistic because he ignores the levels of foreign traffic in France.

We have cars and lorries from five neighbouring countries and also from another 22 EU countries passing through France and that must mean the traffic numbers are far greater than he suggests.

Nobody likes to be tailgated but, as someone who drives both in the UK and France, I have to say that it seems to me to be just as prevalent in the south of England as it is in France.  

Roger KENDALL, Lot

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