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    Road fatalities down: “Wallonia reverses the trend” (Prevost)

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    Maxime Prévot, Walloon Minister in charge of road safety, said he was delighted to see the drop in the number of deaths on Walloon roads recorded by the Belgian Institute for Road Safety’s (IBSR) quarterly barometer. The IBSR’s barometer showed there were 16 fewer fatalities on Walloon roads during the first three quarters of 2014, along with a substantial drop in the number of motorcyclists killed (-23.8%), revealed the minister.

    “Wallonia has reversed the trend, proving that the measures we have implemented are starting to show positive results,” he said in an enthusiastic statement. The Walloon government will “continue in the same vein,” in particular by prioritising work on dangerous  obstacles found alongside roads with a speed limit over 50 km/h and by continuing the installation of new speed cameras on Wallonia’s most accident-prone roads.

    Mr Prevot reminds us of his aim to reduce the number of victims on Walloon roads to 200 by 2020.  In the first nine months of 2014, according to figures from the IBSR, there were already 188 fatalities.

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)