Road deaths increase by 3% in UK to year ending June 2014

Road deaths have shown an increase according to latest figures published by DfT

In the UK there is concern following the release of statistics which reveal that road deaths increased by 3% compared to the year ending June 2013, to 1,760. There were 24,580 killed or seriously  injured (KSI) casualties in the year ending June 2014, a 4 per cent increase compared to the previous year.

Rolling years ending June

• In the year ending June 2014 there were 1,760 reported road fatalities, a 3 per cent increase from 1,713 in the previous year.

• KSIs increased by 4 per cent, to 24,580 and the total number of casualties increased by 4 per cent to 193,290.

• Motor vehicle traffic also increased by 1.7 per cent over the same period.

The causes are as yet unknown, but the figures are in themselves a call to action for all road safety professionals.

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