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Is the latest rise in road casualty statistics a cause for concern in the state of British road safety?

Here at Clearview Traffic, we’ve been reviewing the recent Department for Transport publication of the latest quarterly provisional estimates for Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain for Quarter Three 2014: it's been hitting the headlines in the national Press, due to the reported continued rise in fatalities throughout 2014.

March 5th

The attention-grabbing figures reported for the year ending September 2014 were:

  • Road deaths increased by 1%
  • Killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties increased by 4%

This followed the apparent trend for 2014 as the Quarter Two headline figures for the previous 12 months showed:

  • Road deaths increased by 4%
  • Killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties increased by 4%

The first quarter for 2014 also saw a similar rise headline figures for the previous 12 months:

  • Road deaths increased by 4%
  • Killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties increased by 2%

These figures have been widely commented on, with observations ranging from:

* Disappointment, especially at the reduction in visible policing, from The Institute of Advanced Motorists (the IAM)

* Dismay and seeking commitment from all the major political parties to include focus on road safety in their election manifestos, from the road safety charity

Author: |Date Published: March 2015

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