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GB Quarterly Road Casualties

8 November 2013

Reported road casualties Great Britain: provisional estimates Q2 2013 show that in reported road traffic accidents for the year ending June 2013:

• 1,730 people were killed, a 3% drop from 1,785 in the year ending June 2012.
• 23,530 people were killed or seriously injured, a 5% decrease compared with the year to June 2012.
• 185,540 people were injured in reported road accidents, 7% fewer than the 199,091 for the year ending  June  2012.
• total reported child casualties (ages 0-15) fell by 12% to 15,920 for the year ending June 2013 from 18,166 for the previous year, with those killed or seriously injured down 11% to 2,080.
• motor vehicle traffic levels rose slightly by 0.4% compared with the 12 month period ending June 2012.

Between April and June 2013:

• 450 people were killed in reported road accidents, 12% more than in the same period for 2012.
• serious and slightly injured casualties fell by 3 and 8% respectively. These figures resulted in an overall decrease in casualties of 7%.

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