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Road deaths increase for first time in a decade

18 July 2012 Last updated at 10:16 BST

The government has been criticised for a lack of leadership after the first increase in road deaths for nearly a decade.

The report by the Transport Select Committee also highlights the fact that road accidents are the main killer among 16-to-24-year-olds.

The committee calls for more help to keep young drivers and cyclists safe and to improve the design of roads.

The government says road safety continues to be a top priority.

Danny Savage reports