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A recent survey focused on Laos’ increase in traffic crashes found that over three-quarters of drivers in the capital Vientiane are habitually breaching speed limits and about a third of individuals driving in the evening have consumed alcohol. The country’s Department of Transport lead the surveys, with technical and financial support from the World Bank. Researchers also documented accounts from survivors of traffic crashes. Research found that over a thousand people are killed on Laos’ roads each year, with many more suffering bodily injuries and trauma as a result of crashes, making it a total of over a thousand yearly […]

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9 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Uptick in road crashes in Laos

 I struggled with 'uptick'. Until now, this was the only one I knew:   

According to the Cambridge Dictionary it's  'an increase in the number or amount of something', or 'an improvement in a situation'.

Reading the main text of the article tells us it's an increase rather than an improvement.

You learn something every day here.

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