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European road deaths up

Road deaths across Europe have risen over the first half of 2007, according to provisional figures from the International Automobile Federation.

The figures show that while some countries have enjoyed significant reductions in road deaths, others have seen fatalities rise over the past six months.

Provisional figures from Denmark and Finland show a 40% increase in deaths, compared to a 40% decrease in France. Fatalities have risen by 14% in Poland and the Czech Republic and 12% in Slovenia. Germany, historically one of the safest members, has witnessed an 8% fatality rise in the past six months.

In the UK, the AA has highlighted a 13% increase in the number of non-car drivers killed in road incidents.

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