Regional breakdown of road safety statistics
Posted: November 20, 2012
Posted in: Road Traffic Accidents
Figures for 2011 show that the rate of reported killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties in the South East of England has increased by 10% since 2010, corresponding to 45 more KSI incidents per million people.
The region that has made the greatest improvement is London, which has seen a decrease in the rate of KSI casualties on the roads by 6% (81 casualties) since 2010.
Other data includes:
- In 2011 there was an increase of 160 on the 2010 total figure of reported KSI casualties in the West Midlands.
- There was an increase in the rate of KSI incidents in the East Midlands between 2010 and 2011, from 463 to 478 per million population.
- The South West of England has seen a steady decline in KSI figures since 2005, with the rate continuing to decrease by an additional 1% between 2010 and 2011.
- In 2011 the East of England saw a drop of 5% on the 2010 KSI figure.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said:
“The government must bring back targets for road safety. While our real aim should be for no deaths or injuries – as is the case on the railways – simply meeting the European target of reducing deaths by 50% by 2020 would in itself save a thousand lives.”
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