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Warning as road deaths increase

Drivers in Norfolk have been urged to take more care on the county's roads after the number of road deaths rose sharply in the past two months.

Since 1 April, there have been 13 collisions resulting in the deaths of 14 people, compared with four people in the same period last year.

Three of those killed have been motorcyclists, police said.

Police said common factors in many of the incidents were speed, tiredness, loss of control and inattention.

Insp Dave Ball said: "Fatal collisions have an enormous impact on those involved and upon the families of the bereaved.

"All road users, be they on foot, in or on a vehicle or riding, are urged to conduct themselves appropriately, respect traffic law and to ensure they act responsibly on the county's roads."



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