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UK road deaths down

Deaths on UK roads for the 12 months to March were down 10% on the previous 12 months.

There were 1,870 people killed (~5 per day) and 24,770 (~68 per day) killed or seriously injured (KSI) in road accidents in the year ending March 2011 - representing falls of 10% and 5% respectively over the previous 12 months.

There were 208,150 (~570 per day) total casualties - slight as well as serious injuries and fatalities - 5% down on the year ending March 2010.

Casualties involving children - defined as ages 0–15 - fell by 3% to 19,810 (~54 per day) with child KSI cases at 2,510 (~7 per day), down 4% on the previous 12 months.

Compared with the 12-month period ending March 2010, the number of road accidents (rather than people) involving injury reported to the police fell by 5% to 154,030 (~422 per day) and the number of fatal accidents fell by 8% to 1,770 (~5 per day).

Motor vehicle traffic levels fell by 0.7% against the 12-month period ending March 2010.

Details from the DfT below.

  • 05 August 2011
  • LNLG

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