The Department for Transport has published the first quarter reported road casualties of 2012.
Key points of the report include;
- For reported road accidents in the year ending March 2012; 1,870 people were killed, a 1 per cent drop from the year ending March 2011 (1,881).
- However the number of people killed or seriously injured rose to 25,210, a 1 per cent increase compared to the year ending March 2011 (24,849).
- Overall for year ending March 2012; there were 202,980 reported road casualties (slight, serious injuries and fatalities), which is 3 per cent less than the year ending March 2011.
- Total reported child casualties (ages 0-15) fell by 3 per cent, from 19,784 to 19,130 with those killed or seriously injured down 2 per cent (2,460), compared with the previous 12 month period.
- Road injury accidents reported to the police fell by 2 per cent (to 150,810) while fatal accidents fell by less than 0.5 per cent (to 1,774) compared with the year ending March 2011 (at 1,770).
- In comparison, motor vehicle traffic levels have risen by 0.6 per cent compared to the 12 month period ending March 2011.
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