Across the countries where it is law to carry a high-vis vest, that falls to 12.3%, with the Belgian total just 9.9%.
In Italy, Spain and Portugal, pedestrian fatalities fell steadily between 2003 and 2005.
In the UK and France, (France only made hi-vis vests compulsory in Oct 2008), more pedestrians died in 2005 than did in 2004.
- CARE, European Commission Road Accident Database
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