Road Casualties down again.

Recently published figures by Department for Transport (DfT)  for 12 months to end of September 2010 show:

• Reported road casualties were down 3 per cent, and killed or seriously injured casualties were down by 8 per cent, compared with the 12-month period ending September 2009. The number of fatalities fell by 21 per cent, 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 per cent respectively compared with the year ending September 2009. The number of pedestrian and motorcycle users reported killed or seriously injured both fell by 8 per cent whilst car user KSI casualties fell by 11 per cent. However, the total number of reported pedal cycle casualties rose by 3 per cent, and the number killed or seriously injured rose by 2 per cent.

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

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

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

A full report can be viewed at www.dft.gov.uk

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