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8 October 2009

We offer quick access to two key reports.

The number of people killed in road accidents in Great Britain fell by 14 per cent from 2,946 in 2007 to 2,538 in 2008. In accidents reported to the police 28,572 people were killed or seriously injured in 2008, 7 per cent fewer than in 2007. There were just under 231,000 road casualties in Great Britain in 2008, 7 per cent less than in 2007. Full reports are available here.

The Global status report on road safetyis the first broad assessment of the status of road safety in 178 countries. The results provide a benchmark that countries can use to assess their road safety position relative to other countries. The report presents a number of key findings: Over 90% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, which have only 48% of the world’s registered vehicles. The Global Status Report is available here.

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