Road deaths and injuries up in year to 30 June 2014
Road deaths, injuries and casualties per vehicle mile all increased in the year ending June 2014, compared with the previous 12 months.
The increases are all revealed in provisional estimates for Q2 2014 (April-June) published today by the DfT.
In the 12 months ending 30 June 2014 road deaths increased by 3% to 1,760, KSI casualties rose by 4% to 24,580, and there were 193,290 reported road casualties of all severities, an increase of 4%.
Motor traffic levels rose by 1.7% compared with the 12-month period ending June 2013, and the overall casualty rate per vehicle mile increased by 2%.
In terms of road user type, in the 12-month period there was a small decrease of 0.4% in pedestrian KSIs. However, KSI casualties increased for car users (4%), pedal cyclists (10%) and motorcyclists (7%). While child KSIs (0-15yrs) were unchanged, overall child casualties increased by 6%. However, child pedestrian KSIs fell by 5%.
Looking specifically at Q2 2014 (April-June), there were 440 road deaths, unchanged from the same quarter in 2013. However, KSIs and slightly injured casualties increased by 7% and 9% respectively.
The DfT’s quarterly provisional estimates are published to allow emerging trends to be monitored between the publication of annual figures.