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DfT road casualty figures rise

The Department for Transport has released the latest figures for road accidents in the UK.

For the rolling year to September 2014, motorcycle KSI casualties (killed or seriously injured) rose by 6 per cent compared with the previous year to 5490. Longer term, motorcycle casualties are down by 13 per cent compared to the 2005-2009 average that the DfT uses for comparison purposes.

Overall, road deaths were up by 1 per cent compared with the 2013 rolling year to 1730, with KSIs up by 4 per cent to 24,360. These increases are, in part, attributable to the 2 per cent increase in traffic over the period, which means the overall casualty rate per mile increased by 3 per cent.

The number of bicycle user casualties rose 8 per cent to 3500.


 Number/percentage change compared with previous 12 months
ALL CASUALTIESOct-12 to Sep-13Oct-13 to Sep-14 (P)Percentage change
Killed1,7111,730? 1%
KSI²23,43923,360? 4%
Slightly injured160,648168,540? 5%
All casualties184,087192,910? 5%

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