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2015 DfT Stats release

Road deaths increased by 4% in 2014

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In reported road traffic accidents in 2014:

  • Road deaths increased by 4% compared with 2013, rising to 1,775
  • The number of people seriously injured increased by 5% to 22,807 in 2014
  • There was a total of 194,477 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents during 2014
  • A total of 146,322 personal-injury road traffic accidents were reported to the police in 2014 – of these accidents, 1,658 resulted in at least 1 fatality
  • Three-quarters of the increase in road deaths were pedestrian casualties
  • Total reported child casualties rose by 6.2% to 16,727, compared with 2013 – there was a similar rise of 5% in the number of seriously injured child casualties and 5 more child deaths in 2014
  • Traffic volumes rose by 2.4% between 2013 and 2014 – this is the highest rate of growth of motor vehicle traffic since 1996

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