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The ‘Fatal Four’ and the impact they have on crashes [#238827899]

Posted on behalf of West Mercia Police.

Last year, across our police force area, 56 people lost their lives in collisions and 468 people suffered serious injuries. Common causation factors in road traffic collisions – known as the ‘fatal four’ – include:

  • Speeding or inappropriate speed
  • Distractions, such as mobile phone
  • Driving under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Not wearing a seatbelt.

Enforcing the law around these issues takes place 24/7.

Throughout April, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will be focusing on their ‘Fatal Four’ operation. The national operation will recognise the significant contributory factor these issues have in road traffic collisions and will highlight the work that we do every day to tackle these.

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