Overall UK Road Deaths FallFri, 04/07/2014
Recent accident statistics from the Department for Transport have shown a decrease in road deaths on the UK’s roads. Other figures showed positive trends such as a decrease in pedestrian deaths. Disturbingly there has been an overall increase in deaths on motorways however.
The report for commented on by the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM):
“In 2013, 1,713 people were killed in road accidents, the lowest number on record, and half as many as in 2000.
In 2013, 21,657 people were seriously injured in road accidents.
The total number of casualties of all severities in 2013 was 183,670.
Car occupant fatalities in 2013 decreased to 785, down 2 per cent compared with 2012 and 44 per cent compared with the 2005-2009 average.
There were 398 pedestrian deaths, 5 per cent fewer than in 2012.
The number of pedal cyclists killed decreased by 8 per cent from 118 in 2012 to 109 in 2013.
The number of motorcycle users killed increased by 1 per cent from 328 in 2012 to 331 in 2013, the first increase since 2006.
The number of people killed on motorways increased by 14 per cent to 100 in 2013, the first increase since 2005, Seriously injured casualties also increased by 1 per cent to 660, the first increase since 2007.”
This report shows that on the whole the UK’s roads are safer than they have ever been.