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Twenty one per cent fall in road deaths in Britain

10 February 2011

Summary figures for 12 months to end of September 2010

Provisional estimates show:

Reported road casualties were down 3%, and killed or seriously injured casualties were down by 8%, compared with the 12-month period ending September 2009. The number of fatalities fell by 21%, to 1,900 over the same period.

Pedestrian, motorcycle and car user casualties reported to the police showed overall reductions of 3, 8 and 4% respectively compared with the year ending September 2009.

The number of pedestrian and motorcycle users reported killed or seriously injured both fell by 8%, whilst car user KSI casualties fell by 11%. However, the total number of reported pedal cycle casualties rose by 3%, and the number killed or seriously injured rose by 2%.

The overall number of reported child casualties fell by 5%, with those killed or seriously injured also falling by 5% compared with the year ending September 2009.

The number of injury road accidents reported to the police fell by 3% and the number of fatal accidents by 19% compared with the 12-month period ending September 2009.

Road traffic was just 1.6% lower compared with the 12-month period ending September 2009.

More details of the provisional estimates issued by DfT can be found here.

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