Fatalities down, KSIs up in latest DfT stats

Fatalities were down but KSI casualties were up for the 12 months ending 30 September 2012, according to new statistics published last week by the DfT.

There were 1,760 fatalities during the 12-month period, which equates to a 7% drop compared to the year ending September 2011; however, the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) rose to 24,860, a 2% increase. Pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcyclist KSI casualties all increased – by 6%, 8% and 4% respectively – while child KSIs fell by 1%.

The number of fatal collisions on major roads (motorways and A roads) fell by 9%, while fatal or serious collisions fell by 2%. However, fatal and serious collisions on minor roads increased by 5%.

In total, there were197,730 casualties from 146,980 collisions in the period, which represents a 3% fall for both casualties and collisions. Motor vehicle traffic levels were virtually unchanged (up 0.2%


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