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UK: Slow drivers causing more road accidents

According to a media report, road accidents leading to fatalities and serious injuries caused by slow drivers is increasing in the UK.

It is said that last year, 26 people suffered serious injuries and 2 people were killed in road accidents caused by slow drivers. A further 132 people suffered minor injuries. The number of serious injuries and deaths has risen 75% in the last 5 years.

The report suggests that driving well below the speed limit causes tailgating, undertaking, congestion, and road rage. The increasing frustration could cause other drivers to attempt a dangerous overtaking maneuver.

Some countries have a minimum speed limit posted next to the maximum speed. In the UK, driving well below the speed limit results in a £100 fine and three penalty points.

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