In line with figures from ONISR (Nationwide Interministerial Physique for Highway Security), 293 folks died on the roads of mainland France in Could 2022. In Could 2021, they had been 216, i.e. 77 extra folks killed or +35%. If we evaluate with Could 2019, a pre-covid yr and regarded as a statistical reference, we nonetheless find yourself with 50 extra deaths or a 21% improve. Worse, it’s even up 7% in comparison with the 2015-2019 common.
As for the opposite indicators, additionally it is on the rise. The variety of harm accidents stood at 5,039 in Could 2022. That is 465 greater than in Could 2021, i.e. +10%. In comparison with Could 2019, that is 375 extra, a rise of 8%. 6,270 folks had been injured in Could 2022. This represents a rise of +9% in comparison with Could 2021 and +7% in comparison with Could 2019: there have been 5,774 injured in Could 2021 and 5,854 injured in Could 2019.
Cyclists, very weak
In line with Cerema’s “visitors dataviz”, the visitors for the month of Could 2022 was higher than that of Could 2021. The CEREMA offers roughly +10% visitors. It’s due to this fact not fully aberrant to notice a rise within the variety of deaths.
Within the classes to observe, there are cyclists whose variety of deaths is far greater than that of 2019. There, this displays a small change on the margin of modes of journey. The month of Could was lovely and though the first and eighth of Could didn’t generate “bridges” of holidays, motorcyclists killed themselves in higher numbers than in 2019. Proportionally with 22 extra killed in comparison with Could 2019, deaths in city areas are those which are rising probably the most. +22 killed in comparison with 71 in Could 2019, that is a rise of 31%! Exterior city areas, there are 25 extra killed, however in comparison with 146 or 17.1% all the identical.
Over the past 12 months, the mortality of cyclists has exploded with +29% in comparison with 2019. Highway Security ought to talk on the really useful sporting (not obligatory for folks over 12 years outdated) and reflective vests (not obligatory). It’s to be hoped that there can be very robust communication to remind folks to respect the “bike lock”, but in addition that on the town there’s a minimal distance of 1 m to overhaul a bike owner. Helmets, vests, and cycle lanes (usually) usually are not obligatory and cyclists, like horse riders, are automobiles like every other which have a proper to their place on the street.
After a statistically aberrant yr 2020, street security gave the impression to be again on a slight decline in comparison with 2019. Sure, however right here it’s, in Could it rose sharply. New flip of the screw to be anticipated? And for whom?