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Road deaths in Britain rose by 62 (4%) in 2014, compared to 2013, and road safety organisations react

 
25 June 2015 
 
Publication: Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results 2014 
 
There were 1,775 reported road deaths in 2014, an increase of 4% compared with 2013. 

 
  • The 1,775 road deaths in 2014 is the third lowest annual total on record after 2012 and 2013. There were 45 per cent fewer fatalities in 2014 than a decade earlier in 2005. 
  • Pedestrians accounted for three quarters of the increase in fatalities between 2013 and 2014. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 12 per cent from 398 in 2013 to 446 in 2014. 
  • The number of people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents increased by 5 per cent to 22,807 in 2014, compared with 2013. 
  • Pedestrians accounted for three quarters of the increase in fatalities between 2013 and 2014. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 12 per cent from 398 in 2013 to 446 in 2014. 
  • The number of people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents increased by 5 per cent to 22,807 in 2014, compared with 2013. 
  • There was a total of 194,477 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents during 2014, the first increase in overall casualties since 1997. 
  • 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 one fatality. Vehicle traffic levels increased by 2.4 per cent between 2013 and 2014. There was a total of 194,477 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents during 2014, the first increase in overall casualties since 1997. 
  • 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 one fatality. 
As a backdrop to these figures, vehicle traffic levels increased by 2.4 per cent between 2013 and 2014. 
 
Read the report at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438040/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-main-results-2014-release.pdf
 

 

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