By STEVE BIDDENAssociated PressAssociated PressThe number of daily traffic deaths in the U.K. has been increasing over the past 20 years, according to new research by the British Government’s Roads and Maritime Services.
The new research also suggests that people are more likely to get hurt in car crashes.
The results from the UCL-led study, which was published Thursday, show that more than 1.5 million people died in the UK in 2015 and that the number of people in hospital for accidents on the road had increased from 6,300 in 2000 to more than 9,500 today.
The increase in deaths is partly due to the increase in speed limits on major roads, and also because the number and type of cars on the roads has changed, said Dr. Ian Fennell, director of UCL’s Transport Research Laboratory.
Drivers and pedestrians can’t get through a junction on a busy road without causing major delays, and accidents can be deadly. In the U