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Rise in deaths on Norfolk's roads

PUBLISHED: 19:18 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 03 July 2010

NORFOLK Police are urging motorists to take care on the county's roads following a sharp rise in the number of fatal incidents.

Since April 1 this year, 13 collisions have led to the deaths of 14 people, compared to four people in the same period last year.

NORFOLK Police are urging motorists to take care on the county's roads following a sharp rise in the number of fatal incidents.

Since April 1 this year, 13 collisions have led to the deaths of 14 people, compared to four people in the same period last year.

Three of those were motorcyclists.

Common factors include speed, tiredness, fatigue, loss of control and inattention.

Insp Dave Ball said fatal collisions had an enormous impact on those involved and upon the families of the bereaved.

He said: “All road users are urged to respect traffic law and ensure they act responsibly on the county's roads.”

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