Steady reduction in casualties continues

Statistics published by UK DfT show that there were 1,900 people killed and 24,430 killed or seriously injured (KSI), in reported road accidents in the year ending September 2011. This represents a fall of less than 0.5 per cent for fatalities and a fall of 4 per cent for fatal and seriously injured casualties compared to the previous 12 month period.

Motor vehicle traffic levels fell by 0.7 per cent compared to the 12 month period ending September 2010.

•There were 204,350 total casualties (slight injuries, serious injuries and fatalities), 5 per cent less than the year ending September 2010.
•Total reported child casualties (ages 0-15) fell by less than 0.5 per cent to 19,890 with those killed or seriously injured down 7 per cent (to 2,400), compared with the year ending September 2010.
•The number of injury road accidents reported to the police fell by 5 per cent (to 151,250) however the number of fatal accidents fell by less than 0.5 per cent (to 1,780) compared with the 12-month period ending September 2010.
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Published: 4 February 2012

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