When it rains it kills: warning to drivers

12 December 2016

Drivers are being urged to slow down when it's raining after almost 3,000 people were killed or seriously injured when driving in the rain last year.

Highways England is launching a new safety campaign warning drivers that 'when it rains, it kills' after the latest statistics showed that people are 30 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on the roads in rain than in snow.

The figures also reveal that travelling too fast for the current conditions was identified as a factor in 1 in 9 road deaths in Great Britain last year, with drivers failing to alter how they drive in response to changing conditions on the road.

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